No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient.
The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, are right
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air ñ that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.
As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body.
No article of faith is proof against the disintegrating effects of increasing information; one might almost describe the acquirement of knowledge as a process of disillusion.