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.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees