In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
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.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.