Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
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.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
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.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.