The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I fight on. I fight to win.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.