Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Politics have no relation to morals.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
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.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Don't fight forces, use them.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.