Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
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.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.