If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
I'm not a member of any organized party, I'm a Democrat.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.