No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
We tend to get what we expect.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
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.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.