A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The seed of revolution is repression.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Example is leadership.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.