Utopia (the book) was so potentially aggravating to the English that it wasn't printed in that country until after More's death; however, it was printed in several other countries and became quite popular.
I've only just begun Book 1 (of 2), and here are some catchy lines you might enjoy.
The fictitious Mr. More has just met Raphael and is impressed with his wise discourse on the governments in the lands he has seen. (Emphasis mine.)
We asked him many questions concerning all these things, to which he answered very willingly; only we made no inquiries after monsters, than which nothing is more common; for everywhere one may hear of ravenous dogs and waves, and cruel men-eaters; but it is not so easy to find states that are well and wisely governed.And just one page further on:
For most princes apply themselves more to affairs of war than to the useful arts of peace...they are generally more set on acquiring new kingdoms, right or wrong, than on governing well those they possess.Hmmm. It seems that humans and politicians don't really change over the ages, regardless of how far we think we have come as a species.