An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.