Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
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.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.