Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
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.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.