We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Quitting is leading too.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.