If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Information is the currency of democracy.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.