Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.