Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
By theme : Democracy   Liberty   State  

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
By theme : Behavior   Stupidity   Wisdom  

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
By theme : Democracy   Politics  

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
By theme : Politics   Society  

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
By theme : Liberty   Politics  

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
By theme : Politics   Society  

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
By theme : Morality  

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
By theme : Behavior   Morality   Politics   Society  

Everything secret degenerates; nothing is safe that does not bear discussion and publicity.
By theme : Behavior   Democracy   Politics   Society   State  

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