Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.