Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Action expresses priorities.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.