Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We tend to get what we expect.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Quitting is leading too.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.