Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.