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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.