A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.