Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.