Quitting is leading too.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Action expresses priorities.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.