From the crown of my head to the soles of my feet I am Bolshevik, and proud of it.
"The Day of the People," The Class Struggle Vol. III No. 1 (February 1919)
I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands.Eugene V. Debs
Wherever capitalism appears, in pursuit of its mission of exploitation, there will Socialism, fertilized by misery, watered by tears, and vitalized by agitation be also found, unfurling its class-struggle banner and proclaiming its mission of emancipation.Eugene V. Debs
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.Eugene V. Debs
I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.Eugene V. Debs
When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.Eugene V. Debs