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.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We tend to get what we expect.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.