A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
A leader leads by example, not by force
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.