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.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.