Governments never learn. Only people learn.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.

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.

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

Government has no other end but the preservation of property.

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.

Man is not free unless government is limited.

History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

The dead govern the living.