To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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 nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
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.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.