Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Don't fight forces, use them.