The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.