Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
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.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.