He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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.