The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.