Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Information is the currency of democracy.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.