Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
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.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.