Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.