Rome had Caesar, a man of remarkable governing talents, although it must be said that a ruler who arouses opponents to resort to assassination is probably not as smart as he ought to be.
– Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912 – 1989
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
– George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.
– Indira Nehru Gandhi, 1917 – 1984
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
– Voltaire (François Marie Arouet), 1694 – 1778
Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.
– Harry S Truman, 1884 – 1972
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country – and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
– Charles Krauthammer