Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Quitting is leading too.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.