The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Example is leadership.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.