I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
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.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
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.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The lady's not for turning.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.