A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.