If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.