We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
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.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.