Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
We tend to get what we expect.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.