The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
The goal of socialism is communism.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
While boasting of our noble deeds we're careful to conceal the ugly fact that by an iniquitous money system we have nationalized a system of oppression which, though more refined, is not less cruel than the old system of chattel slavery.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
There is nothing more dangerous than security.
Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.
History viewed from the inside is always a dark, digestive mess, far different from the easily recognizable cow viewed from afar by historians.
I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.
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