Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
In the face of impossible odds, people who love this country can change it.
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.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.