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.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.