A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
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.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Politics have no relation to morals.