A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We tend to get what we expect.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.