All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.