Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
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.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are