The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
The lady's not for turning.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.