Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.