If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.