If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.