1. 10

    All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.

    17
  2. 9

    The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.

    25
  3. 8

    The patience and forbearance of the poor are among the strongest bulwarks of the rich.

    26
  4. 7

    It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear.

    27
  5. 6

    If you are not their slaves, you are rebels.

    37
  6. 5

    Property-owners are the most energetic flag-waggers and patriots in every country, but only so long as they enjoy their possessions: to safeguard those they desert God, King and Country in a twinkling.

    39
  7. 4

    When history is written as it ought to be written, it is the moderation and long patience of the masses at which men will wonder, not their ferocity.

    40
  8. 3

    The cruelties of property and privilege are always more ferocious than the revenges of poverty and oppression. For the one aims at perpetuating resented injustice, the other is merely a momentary passion soon appeased.

    55
  9. 2

    The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.

    68
  10. 1

    In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.

    80
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