There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
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.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.