Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Don't fight forces, use them.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.