When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
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.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.