Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
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.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.