Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Let my enemies devour each other.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.