"Αδύνατο να μάθεις τα φρονήματα, τη σκέψη, την ψυχή του κάθε ανθρώπου, προτού πάρει στα χέρια του εξουσία."
"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time."
"Politics can be defined as the art and science of attaining and maintaining power at any cost."
--Vijay K. Beri
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
"From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need."
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
"Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice."
"In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me -- and by that time there was nobody left to speak up."
--Pastor Marton Niemoller
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."
--John Kenneth Galbraith