I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
— Jean Rostand

There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the part of totalitarian regimes toward religion.
Jeane Kirkpatrick regime quote

The appalling crackdown that we witnessed in Hama and other Syrian cities on 30 and 31 July only erode the regime's legitimacy and increase resentment. In the absence of an end to the senseless violence and a genuine process of political reform, we will continue to pursue further EU sanctions.
— William Hague

The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.
— Golda Meir

It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
— regime quotation by George Orwell