It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees
A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.