Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
Sometimes you have to pick the Gun up to put the Gun down
Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it.
In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government.
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
Think thousands time before taking a decision but - after taking decision never turn back even if you get thousands difficulties.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
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.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.