It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
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.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers 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.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Quitting is leading too.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.