Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
We tend to get what we expect.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
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.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.