Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.