No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Quitting is leading too.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.