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.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.