Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
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.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.