It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
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.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
The lady's not for turning.