The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
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.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.