Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
— Robert A. Heinlein
According to Gestapo records...they had little need to engage in direct spying on the citizens since the citizens themselves were more than willing to do their spying for them.
— Kole E. Patterson
Ask the American public if they want an FBI wiretap and they'll say, "No." If you ask them do they want a feature on their phone that helps the FBI find their missing child they'll say, "Yes."
— Louis Freeh
Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum.
When you have a good grip on their balls, their hearts and minds will follow
Many are the faces of the enemy, and many are the hands which do its work. I trust no-one and spare no effort until I am satisfied that all of Chaos' servants are purged from this place.
— Inquisitor Silas Hand, Warhammer 40,000