Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man’s wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction.
Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible.
The power of the periodical press is second only to that of the people.
There is hardly a pioneer’s hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.