Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
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.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
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.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few