Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.