Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The seed of revolution is repression.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
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.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.