Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
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.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.