Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
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.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Example is leadership.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.