Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.