Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Information is the currency of democracy.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.