Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.
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.
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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
(...) when a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.