Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
The lady's not for turning.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
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.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.