Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.