Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Let my enemies devour each other.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.