As government expands, liberty contracts.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.