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.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
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.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Quitting is leading too.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.