„The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.“

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„It is the aim of public life to arrange that all forms of power are entrusted, so far as possible, to men who effectively consent to be bound by the obligation towards all human beings which lies upon everyone, and who understand the obligation.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
Context: It is the aim of public life to arrange that all forms of power are entrusted, so far as possible, to men who effectively consent to be bound by the obligation towards all human beings which lies upon everyone, and who understand the obligation. Law is the quality of the permanent provisions for making this aim effective.

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„The highest point of democratic idealism and conviction was towards the end of the eighteenth century, when the American Republic was 'dedicated to the proposition that all men are equal.' It was then that the largest number of men had the most serious sort of conviction that the political problem could be solved by the vote of peoples instead of the arbitrary power of princes and privileged orders.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Context: The last hundred years has seen a general decline in the democratic idea. If there be anybody left to whom this historical truth appears a paradox, it is only because during that period nobody has been taught history, least of all the history of ideas. If a sort of intellectual inquisition had been established, for the definition and differentiation of heresies, it would have been found that the original republican orthodoxy had suffered more and more from secessions, schisms, and backslidings. The highest point of democratic idealism and conviction was towards the end of the eighteenth century, when the American Republic was 'dedicated to the proposition that all men are equal.' It was then that the largest number of men had the most serious sort of conviction that the political problem could be solved by the vote of peoples instead of the arbitrary power of princes and privileged orders. "The Future of Democracy" http://www.online-literature.com/chesterton/what-i-saw-in-america/19/

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„Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.“

—  Jean Rostand French writer 1894 - 1977
See also "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic." (misattributed to Joseph Stalin)

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