They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.