A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.