The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.