Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
We tend to get what we expect.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.