I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.