The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
Washington is a place where politicians don’t know which way is up and taxes don’t know which way is down.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.