Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
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.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.