Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
We tend to get what we expect.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
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.
Example is leadership.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.