Government is not reason, it is not eloquence it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Loyalty to country always. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.