Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give 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.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Votes do not fall from the trees like ripe plums. They have to be fought for.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.