I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
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.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
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.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
The lady's not for turning.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are