You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
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.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
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.
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.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed