The great leaders have always stage-managed their effects.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.
Old age is a shipwreck.