Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
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.