A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.