Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
The lady's not for turning.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.