Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.