This is a list of quotes I find compelling. Disclaimer: I do not necessarily fully endorse all of them.
You may also be interested in a list of specifically political quotes.
- Don't waive your rights with your flags.
- Sage Francis, Makeshift Patriot
- What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
- Thomas Jefferson
- Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
- Michael Jordan, Hall of Fame speech
- In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
- Henry David Thoreau, 1847
- Governments never learn. Only people learn.
- Milton Friedman
- What good is a man who won't take a stand?
What good is a cynic with no better plan?
I believe in a better way.
- Ben Harper, Better Way
- What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
- Dr. Adrian Rogers
- Better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees!
- Emiliano Zapata
- Time makes more converts than reason.
- Thomas Paine, Common Sense