The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
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.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.