Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Quitting is leading too.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
I fight on. I fight to win.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
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.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.