I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.