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.
There is no wrongdoing by us. We are going to appeal.
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
(June 23, 1910 - October 03, 1987)
They sicken of the calm, who know the storm