There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.