Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
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.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.