Don't fight forces, use them.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Absolute power does not corrupt absolutely, absolute power attracts the corruptible.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
The more you read about politics, the more you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.