I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
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.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.