Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
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.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
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.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.