"In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Carroll Quigley on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Carroll Quigley on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Carroll Quigley on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Carroll Quigley on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Carroll Quigley on Thomas Paine
"The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training."
"The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain."
"The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally."
"This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
"Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war."