Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
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.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.