It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.