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.
Quitting is leading too.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
We tend to get what we expect.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.