Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.