Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The lady's not for turning.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
A leader leads by example, not by force
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.