A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when youmove, fall like a thunderbolt.
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.
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
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.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
The seed of revolution is repression.
Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man's life.
Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.