Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
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.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
The lady's not for turning.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Information is the currency of democracy.