One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We tend to get what we expect.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.