When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
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.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.