An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
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 conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.