Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.