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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Example is leadership.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
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.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.