It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.