Politics have no relation to morals.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are