When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Information is the currency of democracy.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Let my enemies devour each other.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.