This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.