He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Example is leadership.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.