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.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Say what you have to say and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.