If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Quitting is leading too.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.