Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Action expresses priorities.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.