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.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
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.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.