It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Information is the currency of democracy.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The seed of revolution is repression.