Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Politics have no relation to morals.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I fight on. I fight to win.