Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
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.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
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.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.