If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
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.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
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.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.