Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
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.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.