Don't fight forces, use them.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The seed of revolution is repression.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.