Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Democracy is the road to socialism.