The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind