In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
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.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.
If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.
Any cook should be able to run the country.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
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.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.