Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.