Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
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.
Action expresses priorities.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.