Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
Quitting is leading too.
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.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
The seed of revolution is repression.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.