Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.