Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The seed of revolution is repression.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.