Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
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.
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.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.