Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The seed of revolution is repression.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.