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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
The seed of revolution is repression.
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.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
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.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.