Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.