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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.