I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
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.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.