The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
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.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.