If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The lady's not for turning.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.