The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
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.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property