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.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
We tend to get what we expect.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.