Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.