Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Politics have no relation to morals.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Information is the currency of democracy.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The seed of revolution is repression.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
To lead the people, walk behind them.