It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Information is the currency of democracy.
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.
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.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
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.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.