Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
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 are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Quitting is leading too.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
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.