"democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. but notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
the road to serfdom
"america's political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. now more and more of us want to stop chasing it and have it delivered."
"there is a rank due to the united states among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost by the reputation of weakness. if we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."
3 december, 1793
"tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. what we obtain too cheap, we esteem to lightly."