Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Example is leadership.
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.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
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.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it