The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Information is the currency of democracy.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.