A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
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.
Quitting is leading too.
Information is the currency of democracy.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The lady's not for turning.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.