A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
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.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
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.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.