I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
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.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.