The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.
The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.