He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.