A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Example is leadership.
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.
The lady's not for turning.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.