The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-they are the pillars of society.
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.
The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government.
One of the more pretentious political self-descriptions is 'Libertarian.' People think it puts them above the fray. It sounds fashionable, and to the uninitiated, faintly dangerous. Actually, it's just one more bullshit political philosophy.
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.
I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves
If we do not halt this steady process of building commissions and regulatory bodies and the special legislation like huge inverted pyramids over every one of the simple constitutional provisions, we shall soon be spending many billions of dollars more.
Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
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.
A man should be upright, not kept upright.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
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