Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven.
There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.