Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We tend to get what we expect.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.