War is just one more big government program.
The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Government is not a solution to our problem government is the problem.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
The best view of big government is in the rearview mirror as we leave it behind.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
What we should be asking is not whether we need a big government or small government, but how we can create a smarter and better government.
The era of big government is over.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
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