Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
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.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
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.
Don't fight forces, use them.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.