Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
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.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.