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.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
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.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.