Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.