You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid. You can’t entertain a man who has no food.
Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?
We prefer having people in office whom we can spit upon, rather than a caste of officials who spit upon us.[Wir haben lieber Leute als Beamte, auf die wir spucken, als eine Beamtenkaste, die auf uns spuckt.]
To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation’s sweetest dreams of itself.
This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.
These disputing, contradicting and confuting People are generally unfortunate in their Affairs. They get Victory sometimes, but they never get Good Will, which would be of more use to them.
There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference! The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
There is something suspect, especially in America, about people who don’t have ten-year plans for a career or at least a regular job.