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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.