It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
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.
Example is leadership.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Don't fight forces, use them.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.
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.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.