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.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Politics have no relation to morals.
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.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable