The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
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.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
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.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed