A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
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.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.