No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Quitting is leading too.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Fear is the foundation of most governments.