Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.