There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Quitting is leading too.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.