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.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Quitting is leading too.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The lady's not for turning.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
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.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.