There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
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.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
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.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.