That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
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.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.