The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
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.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.