Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Don't fight forces, use them.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.