Ordinary men can do abominable things, abominable men can do magnificent things, and whatever you think you know about a man it’s not enough.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.
The best defense against insanity is hypocrisy.
There’s no shame in being wrong, only in not paying for it.
Envy wants to see its object diminished, but would prefer not to do the work itself.
A fierce and irresolvable conflict rages in the human heart between the desire to kill your enemies and the desire to keep them alive for a while so you can take more of their stuff.
We have become too cool for deontology, yet remain too stupid for consequentialism.
I find, with age, more and more people of whom I approve in theory but not in practice.
The Principles of Practical Politics
1. Gain power
2. Keep power
3. Whatever you think your political principles are
How he kills himself says a lot about a man.