Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
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.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
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.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.