The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
To lead the people, walk behind them.