Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Quitting is leading too.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.