We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.