The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Example is leadership.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.