Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
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.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
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.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.