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.
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.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
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.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down