I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all possible means - except by getting off his back. - Tolstoy
The triumph of demagogues is short-lived. But the ruins are eternal.
Tyrrany is always better organised than freedom. - Peguy
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. - Bacon
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals in his love. - Lichtenberg
Those who insist on thhe dignity of their office show they have not deserved it. - Cravian.
He who has the greatest power put into his hands will only become the more impatient of any restraint in the use of it. - Hazlitt
People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own. - Ivy Compton Burnett
However many people a tyrant slaughters he cannot kill his successor. Seneca