The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
I fight on. I fight to win.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
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.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.