The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness … This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs, when he first appears he is a protector.
A tyrant … is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Do not expect justice where might is right.
Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.