In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.