A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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 more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The seed of revolution is repression.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Action expresses priorities.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.