Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
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.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front