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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Action expresses priorities.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.