Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.