The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
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.
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.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.