Absolute State

Famous quotes containing the words absolute and/or state:

    What? Rome dares not desire what you desire? How do you use your absolute power?
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)