We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.