We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.