Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
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.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.