Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!