Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
We tend to get what we expect.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.