Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
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.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.