The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
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.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.