Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We tend to get what we expect.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.