Morality is a private and costly luxury.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
It is impossible to underrate human intelligence -- beginning with one's own.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.
Power is poison. It's effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
They know enough who know how to learn.