The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Don't fight forces, use them.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
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.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.