The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
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.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.