God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.