An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
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.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
We tend to get what we expect.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
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.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.