Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Action expresses priorities.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed