Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
A leader leads by example, not by force
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.