Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
A leader leads by example, not by force
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.