No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
A leader leads by example, not by force
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker