A true party-man hates and despises candour.
They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.
An evil enemy, will burn his own nation to the ground … to rule over the ashes.
Any politician that can be elected only by turning Americans against other Americans is too dangerous to be elected.
Every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered … History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
The role of the scholar is to destroy chimeras, that of the statesman is to make use of them.
When the goal of political action is no longer the defense of liberty, no word other than demagoguery can describe the despicable nature of politics.
History has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled.
Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom for this group or that, ask yourself whether he is advocating more government action or less.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.