A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.