To lead the people, walk behind them.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Information is the currency of democracy.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.