Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
We tend to get what we expect.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
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.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Information is the currency of democracy.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
The lady's not for turning.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
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.