Don't fight forces, use them.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable