Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest