The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Politics have no relation to morals.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
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.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.