"Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy."
"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."Xenophon on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Xenophon 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."Xenophon 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."Xenophon on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Xenophon on Thomas Paine
"For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer."
"A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor."
"There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform."
"Excess of grief for the dead is madness for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not."