I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
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.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.