The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
The world is governed by opinion.
William Ellery Channing
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.