An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Action expresses priorities.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.