To lead the people, walk behind them.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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 is the road to socialism.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.