The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.