To lead the people, walk behind them.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.