Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
We tend to get what we expect.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Don't fight forces, use them.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
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.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.