Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.
Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.
The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
It is a misfortune incident to republican government, though in a less degree than to other governments, that those who administer it, may forget their obligations to their constituents, and prove unfaithful to their important trust.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.