It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.