Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
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.
Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows us that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Information is the currency of democracy.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
The seed of revolution is repression.
The lady's not for turning.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.