Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied.
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.
What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.
The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it.
Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.
How many men are there who fairly earn a million dollars?
How can a man be said to have a country when he has not right of a square inch of it.
That which is unjust can really profit no one; that which is just can really harm no one.
The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.
The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical.