An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
I fight on. I fight to win.
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Example is leadership.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.