Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
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.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.