Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
More men have been elected between Sundown and Sunup than ever were elected between Sunup and Sundown.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
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.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.