You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
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.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
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.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Action expresses priorities.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Information is the currency of democracy.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Don't fight forces, use them.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.