Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
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.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.