Privacy Quotes

The worse government fails, the less privacy citizens supposedly deserve.

James Bovard

I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.

Barbara Levy Boxer

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.

Alice Foote MacDougall

There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.

Antonin Scalia

The FTC's concerns about Internet privacy and the Microsoft case have made Washington more visible. The Microsoft case was a real awakening for people that the government does have an impact on your company.

Connie Correll

Some people in our country seem more concerned about respecting the dignity and privacy of criminals and terrorists than they are about having an airport full of people obliterated, or a completely booked hotel blown to bits. Perhaps they think, Let's not get so upset about attacks on our embassies or military bases. Maybe, they surmise, the terrorists have good reason for attacking us. We have no right to be harassing innocent people in our country. For some people, not even the grotesque images that filled our television screens after al Qaeda's blatant attacks on 9/11 seem enough to wake them out of their utopia feel-good world.

John David Ashcroft

If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion.

William J. Brennan

Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.

Richard Perle

I believe in a zone of privacy.

Hillary Clinton

All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing.

Katharine Fullerton Gerould

I really fight for my privacy.

Kyle MacLachlan

Privacy - like eating and breathing - is one of life's basic requirements.

Katherine Neville

Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves, but deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.

Fyodor Dostoevski

Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary.

Margaret Cho
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