As government expands, liberty contracts.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!