Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
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.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Quitting is leading too.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.