As government expands, liberty contracts.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
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.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.