We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.
The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.
Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public RECORDS to be True.