I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The seed of revolution is repression.