An Enemy of the People
Mayor Peter Stockmann: "I am entitled to request most emphatically that all arrangements shall be […] dealt with by the legally constituted authorities. I can allow no going behind our backs by any roundabout means." (1.103)
Billing: "A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Horster: "Maybe that is all very well on shore; but on board ship it wouldn't work." (1.140-141)
Hovstad: "what is the most crying need in the humbler ranks of life […] is that they should be allowed some part in the direction of public affairs, Doctor." (2.104)