A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Let my enemies devour each other.
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.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
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.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.