Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
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.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A leader leads by example, not by force