The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The seed of revolution is repression.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Action expresses priorities.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.