Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.