Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
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.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.