Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The lady's not for turning.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
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.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.