The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.
Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
No more than 1 man in 10 is really a master of the trade he practises. The rest take money for doing what they are quite incompetent to do.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.