Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
I fight on. I fight to win.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.