Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
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.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.