To lead the people, walk behind them.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Enemies make you stronger, allies make you weaker.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
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.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
I fight on. I fight to win.