Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Let my enemies devour each other.
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.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.