There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Politics have no relation to morals.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
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.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.