Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.