Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.