I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
It is acknowledged, namely, that there are in the world three forms of government, autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy: autocracies and oligarchies are administered according to the tempers of their lords, but democratic states according to established laws.
We have tried to keep up a good standard, but it's been hard. We've really had difficulty maintaining what I feel is an adequate level of group time. What we have is minimally adequate.
I sense a groundswell happening of popular opinion against this war and against this administration. It's been a long time coming, and I'm glad to see it's happening.
(February 02, 1942 - )
Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
George Bernard Shaw