The lady's not for turning.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A leader leads by example, not by force
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.