Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
We tend to get what we expect.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
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.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.