Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.