The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Example is leadership.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.