Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.