Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
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.
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.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.