Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Let my enemies devour each other.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.