Example is leadership.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Quitting is leading too.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Let my enemies devour each other.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.