There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.