If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
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I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
No political party has exclusive patent rights on prosperity.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.
' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them.
Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here's one. It is called political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
I cannot allow state government to continue to be consumed by this game of political 'gotcha.'
A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.
Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language.
.. one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.
Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.
I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, but no enemies that I can remember.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.
Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
The resolution has made a real threat of war go away and opens the way for further work in the interests of a political- diplomatic settlement of the situation around Iraq.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.
Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Victory is a political fiction.
In our personal ambitions we are individualists.
But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them.
The most important political office is that of the private citizen.
If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
I have no political ambitions for myself or my children.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.
Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.