Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.