Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
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.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.