Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Quitting is leading too.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Action expresses priorities.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.