We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The seed of revolution is repression.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
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.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.