The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
If I am to die, this is the week for it. -- John F. Kennedy (to aide John McClone in response to a CIA report about rumours of an assassination plot), June 1962. - John F. Kennedy
Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination. - Unknown Russian
Jazz is the assassination, the murdering, the slaying of syncopation. I would even go so far as to confess that we are musical anarchists. - Nick La Rocca
Garfield's assassination attempt made "the whole nation care". - Jefferson Davis
We can’t answer King’s assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him. - Sammy Davis Jr.
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. - George Bernard Shaw
Assassination is an art, milord, and I am the city’s most accomplished artist - Durzo Blint - Brent Weeks
Assassination is almost always unthinkable to moral, thinking men until after a holocaust has come and gone. - Caitlín R. Kiernan
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination. - Voltaire
Assassination is murder with a touch more precision. Brother Sim is precise. - Mark Lawrence