The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Don't fight forces, use them.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.