They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
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 tend to get what we expect.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Example is leadership.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.