There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
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.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
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.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.