Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.