You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
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.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The lady's not for turning.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.