Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.