In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes