It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.