And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind is closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and do it gladly so.— Julius Caesar
Beautiful Citizenry quotations
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street.
.. these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time.
We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
WOMEN must be at the forefront of nation-building to bring the South African citizenry together and, therefore, develop a whole new ethos of human co-existence
An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.
I want people to see the truth... regardless of who they are... because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.
A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
Higher education is confronting challenges, like the economy is, about the need for a higher number of more adequately trained, more highly educated citizenry.
Athens' biggest worry was the sheer recklessness of its own democratic government. A simple majority of the citizenry, urged on and incensed by clever demagogues, might capriciously send out military forces in unnecessary and exhausting adventures.
Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor.
A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government;
it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty.
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
The prospect of a government that treats all its citizens as criminal suspects is more terrifying than any terrorist. And even more frightening is a citizenry that can accept the surrender of its freedoms as the price of "freedom".
Contrary to popular opinion, the Constitution was not - and is not - a grant of rights to the citizenry. Instead, the Constitution is a "barbed-wire entanglement" designed to interfere with, restrict, and impede government officials in the exercise of political power.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
History shows that the mere existence of a mass surveillance apparatus, regardless of how it is used, is in itself sufficient to stifle dissent. A citizenry that is aware of always being watched quickly becomes a compliant and fearful one.
Let us hope our weapons are never needed - but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.
A democracy is predicated on an educated citizenry.
You cannot have a democracy with people that are more interested in what Nicole Kidman is doing or whoever the latest fashion model is.
An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will.
A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.
Invest time in languages and intercultural awareness.
Focus on becoming part of global citizenry. In exchange for the opportunity to participate everywhere/anywhere in the world you have the obligation to do something productive, which will improve the world. Develop a personal mission, a desire to leave personal legacy.
Since an informed citizenry is the basis for a healthy democracy, independent, non-corporate media are more crucial today than ever before
Public Broadcasting System an entity designed to create an informed citizenry rather than to deliver consumers to advertisers.
Widespread public access to knowledge, like public education, is one of the pillars of our democracy, a guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.
[I am enthusiastic about journalism because] it's a craft that can .
.. galvanize an often complacent citizenry, and make a difference.
One ironic legacy of the Clinton administration is the rearming of the American citizenry. Each time Clinton and his friends in Congress threaten another round of anti-gun regulations, the American people respond by stocking up.
the personality of St. John's, Newfoundland, hits you like a smack in the face with a dried cod, enthusiastically administered by its citizenry.
The fact throughout history is that whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizenry, a free society is eroded, then destroyed, and a minority government ensues. Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other.