Stanislaw Lec (6 March 1909 – 7 May 1966) was a Polish poet, aphorist,  and holocaust survivor.  I have often used his quote “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible” or some iteration of the thought to describe the cumulative effect of growing regulations.  I find his thoughts are a more relevant commentary on our current political scene than most of what I read from living pundits.  He has many other quotes that are also gems:

“Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.”

“In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.”

“The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.”

“Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?”

“Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.”

“The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him”

“I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.

“Do not ask God the way to heaven; he will show you the hardest one.”

“”Every now and then you meet a man whose ignorance is encyclopedic.”