Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.