Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.