More nourishment for the mind and soul

July 1, 2004
Singapore Democrats

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“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” –Henry de Jouvenel

“Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.” — Winston Churchill

“Dictatorship is a constant lecture instructing you that your feelings, your thoughts and desires are of no account, that you are a nobody and must live as you are told by other people who desire and think for you.” –Stephen Vizinczey

“It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.” — Herbert Hoover

“A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics.” — Samuel Himmel

“Dictators always look good until the last minutes.” — Tomas G. Masaryk
1850-1937, Liberator of Czechoslovakia

“When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.” — Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd US President, Democrat

“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their hearts there is unspoken – unspeakable! – fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little mouse – a little tiny mouse! – of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” — Sir Winston Churchill