Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
You can't let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
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.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.