Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
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.
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.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.