You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
We tend to get what we expect.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Politics have no relation to morals.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.