Quitting is leading too.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.