Fear is the foundation of most governments.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
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.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
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.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
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.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front