(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
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.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.