We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.