There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
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.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.