An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.