Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.