So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.