Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
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.
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.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.