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.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
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.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.