Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Can a nation be free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.