There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.