Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
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.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab 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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Don't fight forces, use them.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
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.
We tend to get what we expect.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.