政治格言(一)

我对政治历史的兴趣很大程度上是从读奥威尔开始的。以下是一些来自西方关于政治的格言

A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished. – Anonymous

开始吧,排名不分先后


  • A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always count on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

            一个拆东墙补西墙的政府,总能指望获得西墙的支持。 ——萧伯纳

  • America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. – James Bovard

            美国需要更少的法律,而非更多的监狱。

  • War is just one more big government program. – Joseph Sobran

            战争只是一个更庞大的政府项目。

  • Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. – John Adams (1814)

            请记住,民主从来不长久。它很快就被消耗光了,用尽力气,最后自杀了。从来没有一个民主国家没有自杀。

  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

            牺牲必要的自由,以获得一点暂时的安全的人,既不配自由,也不会安全。——本杰明·富兰克林

  • One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. – Thomas B. Reed (1886)

            最不切实的希望就是通过立法来杜绝罪恶。

  • If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all. – Jacob Hornberger (1995)

            只可作出正确负责的选择,说明你根本不自由。

  • Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

            把钱和权交给政府,就好比让中学生保管威士忌和车钥匙。

  • The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. – Tacitus

            越是腐败的国家,越作兴立法。

  • Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. – George Washington

            政府不讲道理:它不是雄辩,而是力量。(呵呵,翻不出来)就像火,既是危险的仆人,也是可怕的主人。——乔治·华盛顿


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