"The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed jurisdiction over the whole person, and the whole society, and they don't at all believe that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Jeane Kirkpatrick on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Jeane Kirkpatrick on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Jeane Kirkpatrick on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Jeane Kirkpatrick on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Jeane Kirkpatrick on Mahatma Gandhi
"Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal."
"We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace."
"I think that it's always appropriate for Americans and for American foreign policy to make clear why we feel that self-government is most compatible with peace, the well-being of people, and human dignity."
"I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot."
"There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the part of totalitarian regimes toward religion."