I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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 am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
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.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.