The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.