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.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Quitting is leading too.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Information is the currency of democracy.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.