70 Ron Paul Quotes from Former United States Representative

Ronald Paul born in 1935 is a well-known figure in American politics with a rich background in medicine and public service.

Graduating from Dormont High School in 1953 he participated in extracurricular activities before continuing his education and obtaining a B.A. from Gettysburg College in 1957 and a medical degree from Duke University in 1961.

Ron Paul

He served in the United States Air Force and started a medical practice in Texas. Entering politics in the 1970s Paul was elected to Congress founded FREE and ran for Senate and President as a Libertarian in 1988.

Returning to Congress in 1997 he has been a staunch advocate for free market economics limited government pro-life positions and a gold standard for currency.

Paul a father and grandfather also ran in the 2008 and 2012 Republican presidential primaries raising substantial funds and focusing on cutting government spending lowering taxes and restoring the value of the American currency in line with the Constitution.

Here are some of the best quotes by Ron Paul.

Best Ron Paul Quotes

Let the revolution begin. ~ Ron Paul.


I lean toward a flat tax. But I want to make it real flat, like ZERO. ~ Ron Paul.

Truth is treason in the empire of lies. ~ Ron Paul.


Terror is a tactic. We can not wage war against a tactic. ~ Ron Paul.

Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. ~ Ron Paul.

When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies. ~ Ron Paul.


Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong. ~ Ron Paul.

You want to get rid of drug crime in this country? Fine, let’s just get rid of all the drug laws. ~ Ron Paul.

When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats. I just do not believe that barbed-wire fences or guns on our border will solve any of our problems. ~ Ron Paul.


When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads. ~ Ron Paul.

With the exception of the military industrial complex, we all want a more peaceful world. ~ Ron Paul.

Notable Quotes By Ron Paul


Because gold is honest money it is disliked by dishonest men. ~ Ron Paul.

Believe me, the intellectual revolution is going on, and that has to come first before you see the political changes. That’s where I’m very optimistic. ~ Ron Paul.

America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long. ~ Ron Paul.


Our country’s founders cherished liberty, not democracy. ~ Ron Paul.

Who’s married and who isn’t married. I have my standards but I shouldn’t have to impose my standards on others. Other people have their standards and they have no right to impose their marriage standards on me. ~ Ron Paul.

Suicide terrorism stops when we stop intervening abroad. ~ Ron Paul.


If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both. ~ Ron Paul.

Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense. ~ Ron Paul.

Best Quotes from Ron Paul

Speak up, speak often and don’t worry about those that at this point cannot understand as they can never unhear what we tell them. ~ Ron Paul.

Libertarians are incapable of being a racist, because racism is a collectivist idea. ~ Ron Paul.


Stop policing the world and we can get rid of income tax. ~ Ron Paul.

I’m all for raw milk. I think you should make your own choice on whether you drink raw milk or not. ~ Ron Paul.

Sanctions are not diplomacy. They are a precursor to war and an embarrassment to a country that pays lip service to free trade. ~ Ron Paul.


The freedom message brings us together, it doesn’t divide us. ~ Ron Paul.

It is not democracy to send in billions of dollars to push regime change overseas. It isn’t democracy to send in the NGOs to re-write laws and the constitution in places like Ukraine. It is none of our business. ~ Ron Paul.

Well, I don’t think we should go to the moon. I think we maybe should send some politicians up there. ~ Ron Paul.

By the way, when I say cut taxes, I don’t mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing. ~ Ron Paul.


If you can’t protect life, then how can you protect liberty? ~ Ron Paul.

Each of us should choose which course of action we must take; education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes, but let it not be said that we did nothing. ~ Ron Paul.

Quotable Quotes By Ron Paul

The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with real freedom. Our founding fathers clearly understood this. ~ Ron Paul.

There is only one kind of freedom and that’s individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it. ~ Ron Paul.


There is no such thing as a hate crime. ~ Ron Paul.

One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. ~ Ron Paul.

I don’t want to run your life, I don’t know how to run your life, I don’t have the authority to run your life, and the Constitution doesn’t permit me to run your life. ~ Ron Paul.

We’re being taxed to blow up bridges in Iraq and rebuild them, while ours at home are falling down. ~ Ron Paul.


Privacy IS freedom. Leave us alone! ~ Ron Paul.

We don’t have the freedom of speech to talk about the weather. We have the first amendment so we can say some very controversial things. ~ Ron Paul.

Most Famous Ron Paul Quotes

But whether the resistance against government tyrants is non-violent or physically violent, the effort to overthrow state oppression qualifies as true patriotism. ~ Ron Paul.

1913 wasn’t a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS. ~ Ron Paul.


The only thing we learn from history, I am afraid, is that we do not learn from history. ~ Ron Paul.

In the end, there is no substitute for clear thinking, logic, and common sense… A better path to enlightenment involves reading and thinking for yourself. ~ Ron Paul.

Prices are going up. Unemployment continues to go up. And we have not had the necessary correction for the financial bubble created by our Federal Reserve system. ~ Ron Paul.

Your money has never been safe in the government’s hands, and it never will be. Governments spend money; it’s just their nature. ~ Ron Paul.


I’m an imperfect messenger, but the message is perfect. ~ Ron Paul.

It is dissent from government policies which defines the true Patriot. ~ Ron Paul.

Everyone who believes in freedom must work diligently for sound money, fully redeemable. Nothing else is compatible with the humanitarian goals of peace and prosperity. ~ Ron Paul.

Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country. ~ Ron Paul.

Powerful Ron Paul Quotes

This much is true: you have been lied to. ~ Ron Paul.


Don’t steal – the government hates competition! ~ Ron Paul.

What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests? ~ Ron Paul.

Nothing good can come from the Federal Reserve. It is the biggest taxer of them all. Diluting the value of the dollar by increasing its supply is a vicious, sinister tax on the poor and middle class. ~ Ron Paul.

Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom for this group or that, ask yourself whether he is advocating more government action or less. ~ Ron Paul.

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance. ~ Ron Paul.


Liberty built civilization. It can rebuild civilization. ~ Ron Paul.

In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats. ~ Ron Paul.

I’m convinced that you never have to give up liberties to be safe. I think you’re less safe when you give up your liberties. ~ Ron Paul.

We should respect each other as rational beings by trying to achieve our goals through reason and persuasion rather than threats and coercion. ~ Ron Paul.

The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state. ~ Ron Paul.


The Federal Reserve System is nothing more than legalized counterfeit. ~ Ron Paul.

We should have a strong president. Strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn’t have. ~ Ron Paul.

Top Ron Paul Quotes

Income taxes are responsible for the transformation of the Federal government from one of limited powers into a vast leviathan whose tentacles reach into almost every aspect of American life. ~ Ron Paul.

For those who have asked, I freely confess that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, and that I seek His guidance in all that I do. ~ Ron Paul.

Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. ~ Ron Paul.


People should not be able to vote to take away the rights of others. ~ Ron Paul.

There’s capital controls and there’s people control. So every time you think of a fence keeping all those bad people out, think about those fences maybe being used against us, keeping us in. ~ Ron Paul.

An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any force. ~ Ron Paul.

So these were the 70 quotes from Ron Paul.

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