Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.