The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.