The most violent element in society is ignorance.
I’m all for gun control. Sometimes I shake a little; I’ve got to use two hands.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
People who let their dogs and cats have litters in order to show their children the “miracle of birth” should come witness the “miracle of death” performed in the back rooms of animal shelters all over the country.
Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
I do not know which makes a man more conservative—to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
—John Maynard Keynes
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best.
Politicians are the same all over; they promise to build a bridge even where there is no water.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
—H. L. Mencken