He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Action expresses priorities.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
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.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
I fight on. I fight to win.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
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.