So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
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.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A leader leads by example, not by force
We tend to get what we expect.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.