Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Information is the currency of democracy.
The lady's not for turning.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
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.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.