Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Action expresses priorities.
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 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.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Appearances matter and remember to smile.