Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Politics have no relation to morals.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind