Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
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.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.