Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Action expresses priorities.