While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.