"Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."E. B. White on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."E. B. White on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."E. B. White on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."E. B. White on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."E. B. White on Joseph Stalin
"Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19."
"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance."
"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."
"The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it."
"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war."