Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Let my enemies devour each other.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.