Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Example is leadership.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend 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.