A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
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.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
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.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.