No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Don't fight forces, use them.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
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.
A leader leads by example, not by force