A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
A leader leads by example, not by force
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Hence 'the overthrow of government' as a coercive power, thereby denying God in another form.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.