Democracy is the road to socialism.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.