It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I fight on. I fight to win.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Let my enemies devour each other.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.