No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Action expresses priorities.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
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.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.