A leader leads by example, not by force
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.