Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.