Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
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.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.