The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We tend to get what we expect.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.