Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
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 best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
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.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.