The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Don't fight forces, use them.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Quitting is leading too.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Any cook should be able to run the 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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.