Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Quitting is leading too.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.