Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.