Aphorisms ( Part 2 )

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.    Lord Acton

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  Benjamin Franklin

If you once forfit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.  Abraham Lincoln

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.  Ernest Benn

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.  Theodor Adorno

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.  Bertrand de Jouvenel

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.  George Orwell  ( aka Eric Blair )

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise, we do not believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.    Sigmund Freud

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