It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.