The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Action expresses priorities.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
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 leader leads by example, not by force
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.