^ That was just stupid.
'The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.'
'Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.'
'Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.'
-Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan