A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
We tend to get what we expect.
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.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Don't fight forces, use them.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.