Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
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.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.