If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.