Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
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.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
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.