The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The seed of revolution is repression.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.