We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.
If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?
There is no better measure of a person than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable? I, not the State. If I choose injudiciously, does the State die? Oh, no.
American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
Our fellow-countrymen in chains! Slaves – in a land of light and law! Slaves – crouching on the very plains Where rolled the storms of Freedom’s war!
Excessive liberty leads both nations and individuals into excessive slavery.
Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Vigilance is not only the price of liberty, but of success of any sort.