Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
The lady's not for turning.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Example is leadership.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.