What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
Example is leadership.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.