I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
A leader leads by example, not by force
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.