A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
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.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.