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.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
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.
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.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.