Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Information is the currency of democracy.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
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.