Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
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.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.