No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
A leader leads by example, not by force
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Politics have no relation to morals.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.