Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
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.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
When everything has to be right, something isn't.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.