By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.