|"A great deal of
intelligence can be
invested in ignorance
when the need for
illusion is deep"
"Among those who dislike oppression
are many who like to oppress."
(1769-1821 fransk keiser
"The size of the lie is a definite
factor in causing it to be believed,
for the vast masses of a nation are in
the depths of their hearts more
easily deceived than they are
consciously and intentionally bad.
primitive simplicity of their minds
renders them a more easy prey to a
big lie than a small one, for they
themselves often tell little lies,
but would be ashamed to tell big lies."
tysk dikator (1889-1945)
"A nation can survive its fools, and
even the ambitious. But it cannot
survive treason from within. An
enemy at the gates is less
formidable, for he is known and
carries his banner openly. But the
traitor moves amongst those within
the gate freely, his sly whispers
rustling through all the alleys, heard
in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears not a traitor;
he speaks in accents familiar to his
victims, and he wears their face and
their arguments, he appeals to the
baseness that lies deep in the hearts
of all men. He rots the soul of a
nation, he works secretly and
unknown in the night to undermine
the pillars of the city, he infects the
body politic so that it can no longer
resist. A murderer is less to fear. The
traitor is the plague."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 f.kr.) Romersk statsmann, filosof og
taler. Fra en tale i det romerske sentatet, år
58 før Kristus.