Friends are born, not made.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.
Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.
They know enough who know how to learn.
I have written too much history to have faith in it; and if anyone thinks I’m wrong, I am inclined to agree with him.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
Politics… have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.