There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Politics have no relation to morals.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
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