There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
Things Qualities Will
Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
Profession Demands Good Faith
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Power Corrupts Absolutely
And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
Hands Where Frequently
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Corrupts Absolute Power Absolutely
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
Soul Burden Memory
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
Democracy Majority Succeeds
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
Wise Different Times Does
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
Show Publicity Every
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.