Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Let my enemies devour each other.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
To lead the people, walk behind them.