the people may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to form a correct judgment. were it fall to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers of newspapers without a government, i should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. (thomas jefferson, american president)
人民是完全可以信賴的,應該讓他們聽到一切真實和虛偽的東西,然後作出正確的判斷。倘使讓我來決定,我們應該是有一個政府而不要報紙呢,還是應該有報紙而不要政府,我會毫不猶豫選擇後者。(美國總統 傑斐遜.t.)

the tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule be-gins. (soren kierkegaard, danish religious philowopher)
暴君死瞭,他統治也就結束;烈士死瞭,他的統治剛開始。(丹麥宗教哲學傢 基爾克戈德.s.)

there is something behind the throne greater than the king him-self. (william pitt, british statesman)
在王座的後面還有比國王本人更偉大東西。(英國政治傢 皮特.w.)

to be acquainted with the merit of ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people. (junius, unidentified letter writer)
要瞭解政府的政績隻需要觀察民情。(國籍不明書信代理人 朱尼厄斯)

to know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasure, we must go to those who are seeking it :the pains of power is real, its pleasures imaginary. (c.colton charles, british churchman)
欲知權力帶來的痛苦,去問那些當權者;欲知權力帶來的樂趣,去問那些追逐權勢者:權力帶來的痛苦是真實的,而權力帶來的樂趣隻不過是憑空想象的。(英國牧師 查爾斯.c.c.)

too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. (oliver goldsimith, british poet)
過分喜歡權力就會不擇手段。(英國詩人 哥爾德斯密斯.o.)

we need in politics man who have something to give, not men who have something to get. (bernard baruch, averican economist)
在政治中我們需要能有所奉獻的人,而不是想有所收獲的人。(美國經濟學傢 巴魯克.b.)

when a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property. (thomas jefferson, american president)
當一個人受到公眾信任時,他就應該把自己看作公眾的財產。(美國總統 傑斐遜.t.)

when society requires to be rebuilt, there is no use attempting to rebuild it on the old plan. (john stuart mill, baritish economist)
當社會需要重建時,試圖墨守舊的藍圖重建它是徒勞無益的。(英國經濟學傢 穆勒.j.s.)

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