A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Don't fight forces, use them.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.