Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
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.
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.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.