Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Action expresses priorities.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
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.