Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are