The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
I fight on. I fight to win.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.