Because a quotation for everything saves original thinking for cognitive misers, here are some. Five, to be exact.
- “Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning.”
- “I wish that I may never think the smiles of the great and powerful a sufficient inducement to turn aside from the straight path of honesty and the convictions of my own mind.”
- “And so it goes.”
- “The need to choose, to sacrifice some ultimate values to others, turns out to be a permanent characteristic of the human predicament.”
- “The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.”
–Alexis de Tocqueville