The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
The seed of revolution is repression.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
The lady's not for turning.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
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 conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.