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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.