Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.