We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it
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.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
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.