The Germanacos Foundation

 

"The humanitarian, like the missionary, is often an irreducible enemy of the people he seeks to befriend, because he has not imagination enough to sympathize with their proper needs nor humility enough to respect them as if they were his own. Arrogance, fanaticism, meddlesomeness, and imperialism may then masquerade as philanthropy."

 

Santayana (quoted in John Grey's Black Mass)

 

"True citizens are not the audience of their government, nor its consumers; they are its makers."

Lewis Hyde, Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership