The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
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.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.