Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
We tend to get what we expect.
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.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.