Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.