The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.