Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
A leader leads by example, not by force
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
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.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
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.
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Never tell your enemy he is doing the wrong thing.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.