Quotes of Citizenry

“ The most important change in how one defines the public interest that I have witnessed . . . over the last twenty years has been a deepening concern for the development of character in the citizenry. ”

- James Q. Wilson

“ We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry. ”

- William F. Buckley Jr.

“ The rope by which the great blocks of taxes are attached to any citizenry is simple loyalty. ”

- Stephen King

“ Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable. ”

- Joseph Wood Krutch

“ If some peoples pretend that history or geography gives them the right to subjugate other races, nations, or peoples, there can be no peace. ”

- Ludwig Mises

“ What in fact takes place in an election is that two hand picked candidates are propped up before the citizenry, each candidate having been selected by a very small group of politically active people. A minority of the people… then elects one of these hand picked people to rule itself and the majority. ”

- Robert J. Ringer

“ Our Founding Fathers, who are cited so frequently and appropriately on this floor, believed deeply that a successful democracy and a viable democracy requires an educated and engaged citizenry. I am confident that by adhering to high standards of achievement and accountability, we will produce an education system worthy of their great hopes. ”

- Bill Frist

“ Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind. The difference lies not in the respective natures of savagery and civilization, but in their attendant circumstances, institutions, and so forth. The difference, therefore, does not operate in every sense, but it does in most of them… ”

- Carl von Clausewitz

“ Throughout my life, I have seen narrow — shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame. ”

- Comte De Lautreamont
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