Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Let my enemies devour each other.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
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.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.