It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed