I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.