Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
I fight on. I fight to win.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.