If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.