A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
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.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.