Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Action expresses priorities.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.