We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.