Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
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.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.