The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.