I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Don't fight forces, use them.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.