State Quotes

The worth of the state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it. John Stuart Mill

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. Francis Bacon

As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State ‘What does it matter to me?’ the State may be given up for lost. Jean Jacques Rousseau

For, in order to turn the individual into a function of the State, his dependence on anything beside the State must be taken from him. Carl Jung

If there is a State, then there is domination, and in turn, there is slavery. Mikhail Bakunin

Where the state begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa. Mikhail Bakunin

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. Benito Mussolini

It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity. Benito Mussolini

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. Noam Chomsky

The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees. V S Pritchett

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation. Pierre Trudeau

While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State. Lenin

It is only too clear from history that states rarely keep faith with each other, save in so far (and so long) as their promises seem to them to combine with their interests. Basil Liddell Hart

In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state…It’s become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment. E L Doctorow

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle