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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.