The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Action expresses priorities.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
The lady's not for turning.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.