Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
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 can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.