It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
Politics have no relation to morals.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
The lady's not for turning.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.