The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.