Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
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.
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.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.