Quotes About Balance Of Power

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Victoria Aveyard
“I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

Shatrujeet Nath
“The universe is all about balance. The forces of light and darkness are meant to keep a check on one another. If one becomes too powerful and starts overrunning the other, that balance will be upset. For the tyranny of virtue is as unbearable as the stranglehold of vice.”
Shatrujeet Nath, The Guardians of the Halahala

“To keep any great nation up to a high standard of civilization there must be enough superior characters to hold the balance of power, but the very moment the balance of power gets into the hands of second-rate men and women, a decline of that nation is inevitable.”
Christian D. Larson

Alex Morritt
“Every giant leap for mankind resulting from a technological advance requires a commensurate step in the opposite direction - a counterweight to ground us in humanity.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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Winston S. Churchill
“Spare the conquered and confront the proud.”
Winston S. Churchill, Churchill: The Power of Words

Joseph J. Ellis
“It was no accident that the beau ideal of his (John Adams') political philosophy was balance, since he projected onto the world the conflicting passions he felt inside himself and regarded government as the balancing mechanism that prevented those factions and furies from spending out of control.”
Joseph J. Ellis, Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Bertrand Russell
“Russell observes that "the merits of democracy are negative: it does not ensure good government, but it prevents certain evils," such as the evil of a small group of individuals achieving a secure monopoly on political power. The chief peril for the politician, Russell insists, is love of power. And politicians can easily yield to the love of power on the pretense that they are pursuing some absolute good.”
Bertrand Russell

George F. Will
“The State of the Union has become, under presidents of both parties, a political pep rally degrading to everyone. The judiciary and uniformed military should never attend. And Congress, by hosting a spectacle so monarchical in structure (which is why Thomas Jefferson sent his thoughts to Congress in writing) deepens the diminishment of the legislative branch as a mostly reactive servant of an overbearing executive.”
George F. Will

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