Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The lady's not for turning.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.