How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.