Ludwig von Mises, Bureaucracy, p.36

"He who wants to reform his countrymen must take recourse to persuasion. This alone is the democratic way of bringing about changes. If a man fails in his endeavours to convince other people of the soundness of his ideas, he should blame his own disabilities. He should not ask for a law, that is, for compulsion and coercion by the police", Bureaucracy (1945)

Ludwig von Mises