"Democracy is an abuse of statistics."
"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."Jorge Luis Borges on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Jorge Luis Borges 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."Jorge Luis Borges 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."Jorge Luis Borges on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Jorge Luis Borges on Thomas Paine
"To be immortal is commonplace except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal."
"Life and death have been lacking in my life."
"The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future."
"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god."
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."