The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Let my enemies devour each other.
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.