Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Example is leadership.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Fascism is capitalism in decay.