Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
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.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
I fight on. I fight to win.