Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees