Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.