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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.