Politics Quotes

They came first 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 was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. And then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality – an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order.
The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.
I would rather live in a society which treated children as adults than one which treated adults as children.
To err is human, but to really screw things up requires a design committee of bureaucrats.
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.
They who can give up essential liberty for temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.