Let my enemies devour each other.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.