Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.