If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.