Democracy is an impossible thing until the power is shared by all, but let not democracy degenerate into mobocracy.
Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason.
The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.
Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it.
It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Man is by nature a political animal.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity...