In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.