Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
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.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.