Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Politics have no relation to morals.
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.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.