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Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost. Arthur Schopenhauer
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. Georg C. Lichtenberg
Man thinks, God directs. Alcuin
I trust no one, not even myself. Joseph Stalin
Whoever can surprise well must conquer. John Paul Jones
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference. Iris Murdoch
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. Vaclav Havel
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Arthur Conan Doyle
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty. Winston Churchill
Aristocracy is always cruel. Wendell Phillips
I have with me two gods, Persuasion and Compulsion. Themistocles
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. Philip K. Dick
America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub. C. Wright Mills
Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance. Samuel Butler
Never give advice in a crowd. Pope Paul VI
There came into the world an unlimited abundance of everything people need. But people need everything except unlimited abundance. Karel Capek
We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect. Ambrose Bierce
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. Thomas Jefferson
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Euripides
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. Cyril Connolly
Honor is but an empty bubble. John Dryden
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. Winston Churchill
The possible ranks higher than the actual. Martin Heidegger
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Henri Frederic Amiel
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar. Abraham Lincoln
What the Puritans gave the world was not thought, but action. Wendell Phillips
A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again. Margaret Mead
McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled. Joseph R. McCarthy
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle. Will Durant
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring. Otto von Bismarck
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. Oliver Cromwell
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs. Joseph Stalin
It's better to burn out, than to fade away. Neil Young
Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen. Anaxagoras
For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim. Xenophon
If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough. Alan Kay
Not only is New York City the nation's melting pot, it is also the casserole, the chafing dish and the charcoal grill. John Lindsay
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door. Harvey Milk
All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do. Leo Tolstoy
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization. G. M. Trevelyan
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Aristotle
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller
What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day? Christopher Marlowe
The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it. Eleanor Roosevelt
There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded. Princess Diana
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. Joseph Hall
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. Amos Bronson Alcott
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. Robertson Davies
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise. Niccolo Machiavelli
A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief. John Dos Passos
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. Benjamin Disraeli
What is food to one man is bitter poison to others. Lucretius
If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it. Art Buchwald
Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless. Max Born
New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. Djuna Barnes
Failure is impossible. Susan B. Anthony
Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty. Madame de Stael
An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory. Franklin P. Jones
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. James A. Baldwin
A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason. William R. Alger
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. Thomas Jefferson
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. Felix Frankfurter
Men willingly believe what they wish. Julius Caesar
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. Tom Robbins
In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. Clarence Day
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive. William F. Buckley Jr.
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man. Georges Bernanos
America is a mistake, a giant mistake. Sigmund Freud
The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof. Thomas Hobbes
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. Theodore Roosevelt
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. Benjamin Disraeli
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. George Washington Carver
Prosperity is the best protector of principle. Mark Twain
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. James Whitcomb Riley
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. Emile Zola
Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment. William Warburton
Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be. Princess Diana
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. Edward Gibbon
The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them. Samuel McChord Crothers
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it. Marcel Proust
Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. Lord Melbourne
Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don't complain. Billy Graham
Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling. Charles Horton Cooley
The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it. Carlo Goldoni
It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth. John Steinbeck
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. Menander
The best of seers is he who guesses well. Euripides
God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. Isak Dinesen
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. Thomas Jefferson
Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? William O. Douglas
Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator. Wyndham Lewis
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations. Kofi Annan
I am responsible only to God and history. Francisco Franco
Humility is no substitute for a good personality. Fran Lebowitz
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby
Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. Hippocrates
Half the world does not know how the other half lives. Francois Rabelais
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. Jean de La Fontaine
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people. Anwar Sadat
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. Hedy Lamarr
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions. Samuel Johnson
Controversial proposals, once accepted, soon become hallowed. Dean Acheson
I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them. Charles de Gaulle
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. Voltaire
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams
Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Jean de La Fontaine
People must help one another; it is nature's law. Jean de La Fontaine
Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it. Eleanor Roosevelt
Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau
America is a country that doesn't know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. Laurence J. Peter
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good. Thomas Browne
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. Frederic Bastiat
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Francis Bacon
Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community. George Mason
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own fortune, and he inherits his own past. Francis Herbert Hedge
In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail. Joseph Cannon
Americans never quit. Douglas MacArthur
Half a truth is often a great lie. Benjamin Franklin
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. Henry A. Kissinger
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James
The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. Henry A. Wallace
The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages. Horace Greeley
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind. Norman Mailer
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect. Ronald Reagan
The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable. Andrea Dworkin
What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real. Francis Herbert Hedge
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. J. R. R. Tolkien
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. Gore Vidal
The loss of life will be irreplaceable. Dan Quayle
We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us. Joseph Addison
Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority. Francis Bacon
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way. Al Capone
It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away. Anthony Trollope
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. Dale Carnegie
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. E. W. Howe
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus
Men are accomplices to that which leaves them indifferent. George Steiner
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln
Disunion by force is treason. Andrew Jackson
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. Thomas A. Edison
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Since when was genius found respectable? Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government. Edmund Burke
I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty. Imelda Marcos
Facts are stubborn things. Alain Rene Le Sage
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person. Eric Hoffer
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. David Hume
In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him. George Gurdjieff
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it. John Hay
Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards. Robert Burton
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol
I have tried so hard to do right. Grover Cleveland
I believe that in the end the truth will conquer. John Wycliffe
Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to. Katharine Whitehorn
He who binds his soul to knowledge, steals the key of heaven. Nathaniel Parker Willis
The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left. Orson Welles
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Walter Winchell
The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery. William Kingdon Clifford
Shall our sons become the disciples of Voltaire, and the dragoons of Marat, or our daughters the concubines of the Illuminati? Timothy Dwight IV
There are many government takers, some of whom do not know that they are government takers, who just don't want there to be other government takers. Arthur C. Brooks
Never tell a man to go to hell, unless you know how to put him there. Lyndon B. Johnson
New York City has always had more in common with Paris or London than with Cincinnati. Adam Moss
Without land, we are condemned to death. No one will accept that. Families will fight. We prefer to die rather than live without land. Placide Hakizimana
Things of this World are in so constant a Flux, that nothing remains long in the same State. Thus People, Riches, Trade, Power, change their Stations; flourishing mighty Cities come to ruine, and prove in time neglected desolate Corners, whilst other unfrequented places grow into populous Countries, fill'd with Wealth and Inhabitants. John Locke
Private interests often keep up Customs and Privileges, when the reasons of them are ceased John Locke
The South is the only part of the country that has been defeated; the rest of the country, unlike most people in the world have never been conquered. But the Southerners have …. The South is the soul of America. Doug Marlette
What I like about America is that anything is possible. Nicolas Sarkozy
We’ll civilize the bastards with a Krag. Anonymous
One Law for the Lion and the Ox is oppression. William Blake
God punish England (Gott strafe England) Germany
The farmer had the right to migrate to where the rain fell. Boer Saying
…the dregs of European Society, ingested by the great maw of the Dutch East India company with its insatiable appetite for manpower…uneducated louts from the heart of Germany. O. F. Mentzel
Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others. Jiddu Krishnamurti
The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another Jiddu Krishnamurti
There is nothing in the world that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing. That is a scientific fact, as well as a psychological fact. Because, your leaders—religious and political—and your books—sacred and profane—have all failed, and you are still confused, in misery, in conflict. So, that is an absolute, undeniable fact. Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is necessary to protect the truth from the bragging of a man who, as a soldier, is a wretched politician, and as a politician an equally wretched soldier. Mr. Churchill. Adolf Hitler
Whatever is true transcends culture and religion. We do not talk of Christian physics or Moslem Algebra. Sam Harris
… the greatest act of civic vandalism in New York’s history. Daniel Moynihan
Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. New York Times
The idea of progress has a couple of contradictions … it leads to Eurocenterism…. Robert W. Merry
We are living in an age of mass individualism. Nick Gillespie
He… hath traitorously endeavored to subvert the Fundamental Law and Government of the Realms… and in stead thereof, to introduce Arbitrary and Tyrannical Government against Law English Parliament
Lord chancellors and judges and other magistrates have not only been impeached for bribery, and acting grossly contrary to the duties of their office, but for misleading their sovereign by unconstitutional opinions, and for attempts to subvert the fundamental laws and introduce arbitrary power. Joseph Story
None ... shall play at any kind of game for money, except knights and clerks. Richard I (Richard Lion-Heart)
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. Oscar Wilde
We lament the mistakes of a good man, and do not begin to detest him until he affects to renounce his principles. Junius; Philip Francis
We owe it to our ancestors to preserve entire those rights, which they have delivered to our care: we owe it to our posterity, not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed. Junius; Philip Francis
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.... Moderation in the pursuit of freedom is no virtue. Barry Goldwater
The only perfection which modern civilization achieves is mechanical; machines are magnificent and immaculate but the life which serves them or is served by them isn't magnificent or shiny or more perfect or more comely. Karel Capek
As far as I’m concerned, the senior commanders of the Ottoman empire are useless. For me, the command structure of the army stops at majors. Tomorrow’s great commanders will come from their ranks. I’ll keep officers up to the rank of major on the army roll. The rest I’ll get rid of. Kemal Ataturk
We the children of the third and fourth generations are doomed to pay the penalties of the compromises made by the first. Charles Francis Adams Sr.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle—field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. Abraham Lincoln
Eloquent as your speech was, it fails to meet the entire approval of those you love best. Compromises based on the idea that the preservation of the Union is more important than the liberty of nearly 4,000,000 human beings cannot be right. The alteration of the Constitution to perpetuate slavery—the enforcement of a law to recapture a poor, suffering fugitive…these compromises cannot be approved by God or supported by good men… Frances Seward
Our Northern brethren will discover that the Southern States intended to be equals in the Union, or independent out of it! Thomas Bragg
Dissidents should be paid 13 months' salary for a year, otherwise our mindless unanimity will bring us to an even more hopeless state of stagnation. It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. Boris Yeltsin
Russia will preserve itself as a unitary state by all means. This will take place either through the civilized constitutional process or through crude force, arbitrary rule and dictatorship. Boris Yeltsin
You can slice me up if you want to, but it won't do you any good. Boris Yeltsin
No country in the world abounds in men of higher honor and integrity than the South, but where the question of Slavery is involved, justice and honor must stand aside, and the worst passions of the worst part of society become the ruling principle. The tyrant's plea of public danger and public necessity on such occasions overrides all laws, higher and lower, and the demagogue who bids highest for the public favor, by avowing the most malignant hatred of Abolitionism, is sure to obtain power. The honor of the South, therefore, cannot be trusted where the interests of Slavery are involved, because on such occasions the voice of honor and truth is always silenced by the clamor of low, brutal and selfish passions. New York Tribune
The sin of certainty leaves no room for the rest of us. Susan Talve
Buy a share in America : United States defense savings bonds & stamps. Anonymous
What has the North to do with slavery? What have we to do with it, indeed! when it encircles us like the air we breathe -- as invisible but as ever near us -- when it makes our laws, controls our interests, appoints our rulers, sets a price upon our heads, demands the sacrifice of our free utterance, disfranchises in one half the States the citizens when the Constitution has made free every where--when it makes Religion its pander, and the Church its sanctuary! Edmund Quincy
If you want social change in this country, if you want the homos shoved back in the closet, if you want the border with Mexico sealed, if you want the illegal aliens rounded up and deported out of the country, if you want the niggers and the spics to stop beating up, raping, robbing white people; well, guess what folks, it’s going to take violence… That’s the reality. It is going to take violence. Hal Turner
This is the time that tries men’s souls, and many probably will be found wanting. Carl Schurz
People of the south have too much of good sense, and good temper, to attempt the ruin of the government. Abraham Lincoln
Some of the people who are the biggest advocates of personal responsibility are the biggest hypocrites as they are advocates for farm welfare and subsidies to agribusiness contracts and laws for corporations to insulate themselves from the market economy and the like. Major Owens
They will stop at nothing to enrich the power of Corporations Major Owens
In his personal habits, Mr. Lincoln is as simple as a child…his food is plain and nutritious. He never drinks intoxicating liquors of any sort… He is not addicted to tobacco. Chicago Press and Tribune
Old John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But though he lost his life in struggling for the slave, His truth is marching on.. Anonymous
The people of the North are not enemies but friends and brethren of the South, faithful and true as in the days when death has dealt his arrows promiscuously among them on the common battlefields of freedom. William H. Seward
The most dreadful of all the evils that threaten the future of the United States arises from the presence of blacks on its soil. Alexis de Tocqueville
I hold that this government was established…for the benefit of white men and their prosperity forever, and should be administered by white men, and none others. Stephen Douglas
The worst thing our Communists could do to us, and the thing we have most to fear from their activities, is that we should become like them. George F. Kennan
In the museum, next to the dinosaurs---that’s where the monarchy should go. Jimi Hendrix
This is a guy that tried to kill my dad at one time. George W. Bush
Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sword the world affords. Theodore Roosevelt
Slavery is so vile and miserable estate of man and so directly opposite to the generous temper and courage of our nation. John Locke
When you call at my office ... I want you to just come right in, sit right down and make yourself at home. James E. Ferguson
The lawsuits we are seeing today to ostracize and prevent different ideas recall previous eras. We must understand that Islam has given man freedom of thought. Islam's history proves that no one is immune to error except the Prophet. Gamal Al-Banna
In the end, a man’s motives are secondary to his accomplishments. Fred Thompson
In times of conflict, America tends to focus on personalities over ideas or movements, trying to play the man, not the board — as if capturing or killing Osama bin Laden, for example, would instantly end the present conflict. But such thinking loses sight of the fact that ideas have consequences. If one believes that God commands something, this belief is not likely to dissipate just because the person who elucidated it has been silenced. Islam, as a faith, is as essential a feature of the terrorist threat today as it was of the Barbary piracy over two centuries ago. Joshua E. London
The beneficiaries of social spending in the developing countries are not the poor. First, more public spending of any sort means more public employment. Bureaucracies in developing countries do not give many jobs to the landless rural poor, to small street traders, to unskilled manual workers, or to the urban unemployed. They recruit from the middle classes, who are, therefore, the first to benefit from public spending. Clive Crook
Iran’s sophisticated and youthful populace can be neither appeased by cosmetic concessions nor silenced by threats of coercion. Ray Takeyh
Perhaps they will laugh at or make light of this; but I tell you Americans! that unless you speedily alter your course of continuing slavery, you and your Country are gone!!!!!! For God Almighty will tear up the very face of the earth!!!... David Walker
Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one. Theodore Roosevelt
Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth. Leo Tolstoy
The people who have sufficient passion for the truth to give the truth a chance to prevail, if it runs counter to their bias, are in a minority. How important is this "minority?" It is difficult to say at this point, for, at the present time their influence on governmental decisions is not perceptible. Leo Szilard
The noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it. Laurence J. Peter
When you see yourself quoted in print and you’re sorry you said it, it suddenly becomes a misquotation. Laurence J. Peter
To help people who do not have any hope, helps you. Art Buchwald
Out of all things bad, something good. Out of all things good, something bad. Chinese Proverb
One of the most constant characteristics of beliefs is their intolerance. The stronger the belief, the greater its intolerance. Men dominated by a certitude cannot tolerate those who do not accept it. Gustave Le Bon
Every age hath its own problem, and every soul its particular aspiration. The remedy the world needeth in its present-day afflictions can never be the same as that which a subsequent age may require. Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and centre your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements. Baha u'llah
Secularism is the experience of the Western culture and thought. Insisting on spreading it to places where the underlying intellectual background, and the political and social reasons for its appearance are lacking, is clearly a mistake, regardless of being desirable or not. Mohammed Khatami
This unfortunate partition of Poland, is costing me ten years of my life. It will make plain the whole unhappy history of that affair. How many times have I refused to agree to it! But disaster after disaster heaped upon us by the Turks; misery, famine, and pestilence at home; no hope of assistance either from France or England, and the prospect of being left isolated and threatened with a war both with Russia and Prussia,---it was all these considerations that finally forced me to accede to that unhappy proposal, which will remain a blot on my whole reign. Maria Theresa
The small elite of federal civil servants and politicians made Confederation work by acting as if the whole country was as virtuous and as they. Michael Ignatieff
Nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. Mary Wollstonecraft
We recognize the nobility as the foremost defenders of liberty and of the present constitution. We charge unto the virtue, citizenship and honor of every nobleman the reverence of its sanctity and the safeguarding of its durability, as the sole bulwark of the country and of our liberties. Poland
Our civilization is becoming less civil. You don’t have the right to demonize somebody just because they disagree with you. Rick Warren
Those who have the immense dishonesty to fight with a ballot box in one hand and a rifle in the other have no place in democratic politics. Neil Kinnock
Nondemocratic regimes imperil the security of the world. They stay in power by controlling their populations. This control invariably requires an increasing amount of repression. To justify this repression and maintain internal stability, external enemies must be manufactured. Natan Sharansky
Lame Duck Alley New York Evening Post
… lame duck Horace Walpole; 4th Earl of Oxford
… realpolitik Ludwig August von Rochau
The seven blunders that human society commits and cause all the violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principles Mohandas K. Gandhi
The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, in time a Vergil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. Horace Walpole; 4th Earl of Oxford
Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, at least the wisest prophets make sure of the event first. Horace Walpole; 4th Earl of Oxford
Our supreme governors, the mob. Horace Walpole; 4th Earl of Oxford
The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. Horace Walpole; 4th Earl of Oxford
Something there is that does not love a wall. Robert Frost
All that can be expected from the dearest interest in the public welfare, all that can be required of a sovereign, the first friend of his people; you may and ought to hope from my sentiments. That a happy spirit of union may pervade this assembly, gentlemen, and that this may be an ever memorable epoch for the happiness and prosperity of the kingdom, is the wish of my heart, the most ardent of my desires; it is, in a word, the reward which I expect for the uprightness of my intentions, and my love of my subjects Louis XVI
... gross, barefaced inconsistency. Samuel Hopkins
Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life—face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them Swami Vivekananda
Huge sums of money, administrative manipulation, have all been mustered to prevent the people from expressing their voice. Viktor Yushchenko
I see reality up front, never giving it my back Vincente Fox
Mexico doesn't deserve what has happened to us. A democratic change is urgent, a change that will permit us to stop being a loser country Vincente Fox
In rural America you need a different set of skills. You get to a city and you have to do a 180. Brian Mann
Even though rural people make up only 20 percent of the population, they represent 25 percent of the total votes cast. That is a huge difference…. Rural states get proportionately more power….right in the beginning the system was permanently fixed to maintain this rural, agrarian dominance. Brian Mann
Indians are born with an instinct for riding, rowing, hunting, fishing, and swimming. Americans are born with an instinct for fooling around with machines. William Saroyan
Fear and Hope — those are the names of the two great passions which rule the race of man, and with which revolutionists have to deal; to give hope to the many oppressed and fear to the few oppressors William Morris
There is a huge class conflict going on which is usually denied in the public discourse. Paul Robeson
The policies we are now asked to advance are incompatible not only with American values but also with American interests. Our fervent pursuit of war with Iraq is driving us to squander the international legitimacy that has been America's most potent weapon of both offense and defense ... We have begun to dismantle the largest and most effective web of international relationships the world has ever known. Our current course will bring instability and danger, not security. John Brady Kiesling
The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts: but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do? William Makepeace Thackeray
NATO – No Action Talk Only Charles Gati
How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing. Neville Chamberlain
All the higher, more penetrating ideals are revolutionary. They present themselves far less in the guise of effects of past experience than in that of probable causes of future experience. William James
Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. William James
Pluralism lets things really exist in the each-form or distributively. Monism thinks that the all-form or collective-unit form is the only form that is rational. William James
The world belongs to those who show up. Ron Carey
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. Ali ibn Abi Talib
We can never protect 100% of the population against 100% of the vicissitudes of life. Franklin D. Roosevelt
As you would expect when individualism is based only on opportunity, no one asks what happens to those who have neither the financial nor the political clout to exercise their tiny portion of that opportunity. John Ralston Saul
Sometimes incredible and totally incomprehensible things happen. Robert U. Woodward
In a society of ideological believers, nothing is more ridiculous than the individual who doubts and does not conform. John Ralston Saul
My brother … Snefru
Man will not merely endure; he will prevail... William Faulkner
All political arrangements, in that they have to bring a variety of widely-discordant interests into unity and harmony, necessarily occasion manifold collisions. From these collisions spring misproportions between men’s desires and their powers; and from these, transgressions. The more active the State is, the greater is the number of these. Wilhelm von Humboldt
O, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive! Walter Scott
What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions. Walter Pater
Ignorance has been our king… he sits unchallenged on the throne of Man. His dynasty is age-old. His right to rule is now considered legitimate. Past sages have affirmed it. They did nothing to unseat him. Michael Muller
The community as a whole doesn't listen patiently to critics who adopt alternative viewpoints. Although the great lesson of history is that knowledge develops through the conflict of viewpoints. Walter Gilbert
Passion is destructive; if it does not destroy, it dies. W. Somerset Maugham
Hope may give a man strength, but not sense. Yiddish Proverbs & Curses
In a purely communistic regime, where the worker knows that he will not be given more if he works more, or less if he works less, and all the more so in light of the absolute motto, “Each will work according to his skills and receive according to his needs,” the worker will neither be rewarded for his diligence, nor fear his own negligence. Thus, he would have no fuel to motivate him to work. The labor productivity of the workers would then drop to nil, until they finally ruin the entire regime…. compulsive communist government is completely impracticable, since a bayonet-dependent government has no right to exist, and the majority will ultimately rise against it and abolish it. The idealist ten percent will never be able to rule over the egoistic ninety percent and the anti-communists. Yehuda Ashlag
No one, and no mind, was ever emancipated by merely being left alone. Cass Sunstein
Beliefs are also both functional and social. Functionally, beliefs inform us when we choose our actions, given our preferences. But many of our beliefs are also social, in that others see and react to our beliefs. So beliefs can also allow us to identify with groups, to demonstrate our independence and creativity, and to signal our wealth, profession, and social status. Robin Hanson
If people were really trying to learn a lot and determine what is true, the would listen a lot and talk a little. Robin Hanson
The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. Yamamoto Tsunetomo Jocho
God's most precious commodity—hope .... When a child has no hope a nation has no future. Zell Miller
The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It's moving America toward a fascist theocracy. Frank Zappa
While we advertise tourism, we should also educate our people in keeping a close vigil on what is happening as the side effect of tourism. Adi Koila Mara Nailatikau
Now let it be written in history and on Mr. Lincoln's tombstone: `He died an unbeliever.’ William H. Herndon
There are many paths up the Mountain, but the view of the moon from the top is the same. Japanese Proverb
Each settlement was a little world by itself. They remained as much divided in their interests and affections as Christians and Turk. Andrew Burnaby
Their authority over their slaves renders them vain and imperious. Andrew Burnaby
The new era which is dawning in our country, beneath the great southern stars, will lift us out of the silent grief of our past and into a future in which there will be opportunity and space for joy and beauty-for real and lasting peace. N. P. van Wyk Louw
The article on Pakistan … was so vulgar and low that I considered it an insult to reflect on it. It was in short words a bull-shit, full of lies, insinuations and cheap journalism for money and cheap publicity. Shyam Bhatia, a Hindu bastard, could not write anything objective about Pakistan. Both insinuated as if Holland is an atomic bomb manufacturing factory where, instead of cheese balls, you could pick up “triggering mechanisms.” Have you for a moment thought of the meaning of this word? Of course not because you could not differentiate between the mouth and the back hole of a donkey. Abdul Qadeer Khan
A wise and frugal Government shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. John E. Schwartz
My own prediction is that the Iraqis will all fly at each other’s throats and that there will be a bad slump in the administration that will continue until someone strong enough to dominate the country emerges, or, alternatively, until we have to step in and intervene. Kinahan Cornwallis
The best antidote to extremism is not greater exposure to Western values… but greater involvement by moderate Islamists. Toby Jones
Mahmoud al-Zahar, the group’s leading figure, gave a series of interviews in the run-up to the parliamentary elections in which he explained that the group sees no connection between the elections and the Oslo process--- which is dead anyway--- and that any cease-fire along the 1967 borders would not come with a recognition of Israel or relations with it, but would be merely a step in the continued struggle. Michael Herzog
The superintending government ought clearly to possess authority to defend the system against aristocratic or monarchical innovations . James Madison
They are almost glued to their horses, which are sturdy but ugly creatures. They sometimes sit on them side-saddle to perform their usual tasks. It is on horseback that all Huns remain day and night, to buy and sell, to eat and drink, and, leaning forward on the narrow necks of their mounts, they collapse into a sleep. It is on horseback too that they all consult together when any discussion arises about some important matter. Ammianus Marcellinus
We learn about the Holocaust so that we can become more human, more gentle, more caring, more compassionate, valuing every person as being of infinite worth so precious that we know such atrocities will never happen again and the world will be a more humane place. Desmond Tutu
I talked to the rest of the nation for about ten minutes about what Lyndon Johnson was doing for the people of the Northeast. In truth, I thought I was laying it on a bit thickly. But when I returned and spoke with the President, he mentioned several points I could have added. I learned that it was simply not possible to lay it on too thickly for him (or most other politicians). Joseph A. Califano Jr.
Today’s enemy may be tomorrow’s ally (and vice versa). Joseph A. Califano Jr.
Never tell a man to go to hell unless you can send him there. Lyndon B. Johnson
Getting fired by this guy Carter is the best thing that ever happened to you. Lee Iacocca
This is part of the price we pay, I guess, for living in paradise. Jeb Bush
All countries have armies, but here, an army has a country. Anonymous
We all have to make sacrifices for the New Frontier. Cyrus Vance
National Socialism is dead and can never be revived. Adolf Hitler
We live in a prosperous country. And our prosperity is not only a blessing—it’s also an obligation. Mike Leavitt
Necessity, n. The mother of invention. Profit is the father. Jonathan Hayward
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from quarrel; but every fool will quarrel Book of Proverbs; Solomon
Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Book of Proverbs; Solomon
Discretion shall preserve you. Book of Proverbs; Solomon
Do not envy the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. Book of Proverbs; Solomon
More than by anything else, Western civilization is defined by total fearlessness of and openness to the truth. To the extent this civilization begins to harbor reservations about this fearlessness and this openness, it ceases to be itself, i.e., Western; and to the extent a society, any society, has developed fearlessness of and openness to the truth, it has become Westernized. Charles Habib Malik
In modern Western culture, the new is considered better than the old, and thus change itself is considered good; in tradition bound Arab cultures, the old is considered better than the new, and thus the retention of the existing order is good. Raphael Patai
There are three basic fundamentals of Arab society, shame, honor, and revenge. Sania Hamady
Duties and rights are reciprocal Adam Weishaupt
The occupations must be so allotted and contrived, that we may, in secret, influence all political transactions. Adam Weishaupt
The Illuminati is inviting to Christians of every communion; gradually frees them from all religious prejudices; cultivates the social virtues; and animates them by a great, a feasible, a speedy prospect of universal happiness, in a state of liberty and moral equality, freed from the obstacles which subordination, rank, and riches, continually throw in our way …. Our secret association works in a way that nothing can withstand, and man shall soon be free and happy. Adam Weishaupt
We have to maintain inviolate the great doctrine of the inherent right of popular self-government, . . . to render cheerful obedience to the laws of the land, to unite in enforcing their execution, and to frown indignantly on all combinations to resist them; . . . to preserve sacred from all touch of usurpation, as the very palladium of our political salvation, the reserved rights and powers of the several States and of the people Franklin Pierce
… while they express no bitterness against the Jews...they speak with the utmost bitterness of the Egyptians and other Arab states: 'We know who our enemies are,' they will say, and they are referring to their Arab brothers who, they declare, persuaded them unnecessarily to leave their homes. Foreign Office of Britain
If I get ‘em by the short and curlies, the hearts and minds will follow. Lyndon B. Johnson
Fact is, given a choice to erase or embrace Western popular culture, most Muslims would gleefully embrace it. Irshad Manji
Mr. President, my father always told me that when you have a losing hand, you throw in your cards. Richard Joseph Daley
Since 1948 we have been demanding the return of the refugees to their homes. But we ourselves are the ones who encouraged them to leave. Only a few months separated our call to them to leave and our appeal to the United Nations to resolve on their return. Khaled Al-Azm
Who brought the Palestinians to Lebanon as refugees, suffering now from the malign attitude of newspapers and communal leaders, who have neither honor nor conscience? Who brought them over in dire straits and penniless, after they lost their honor? The Arab states, and Lebanon amongst them, did it. Kul-Shay
With their money they formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions, and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist interests. Hamas
The existence of these refugees is a direct result of the Arab States' opposition to the partition plan and the reconstitution of the State of Israel. The Arab states adopted this policy unanimously, and the responsibility of its results, therefore is theirs Emil Ghory
A factor was the call by the Arab governments to the inhabitants of Palestine to evacuate it and leave for the bordering Arab countries ... We brought destruction upon a million Arab refugees by calling on them and pleading with them to leave their land. Khaled Al-Azm
We who carry the King’s excrement on our heads. Anonymous
Our—Islam’s—problems didn’t start with the dastardly Crusaders. Our problems started with us. To this day, Muslims use the white man as a weapon of mass distraction—a distraction from the fact that we have never needed the “oppressive” West to oppress our own. Irshad Manji
Cities are like a bee hive. There is a hum to them. You can tell what is going on in the city from the hum. Anthony A. Williams
I am a gentleman. I live by robbing the poor. George Bernard Shaw
Very well, then. Having been asked by you, Your Honour, to give a clear answer here, I must state that I consider this murder, this extermination of the Jews, to be one of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind Adolf Eichmann
Founding Fathers Judson C. Welliver
You can scarcely imagine the beauty and magnificence of the palaces we burnt. It made one’s heart sore just to burn them; in fact, those palaces were so large, and we were so pressed for time, that we could not plunder them carefully. Charles George Chinese Gordon
Heretics are no longer burned at the stake. But they are marginalized by cultural and educational institutions. Roger Scruton
Out of evil can come great good. George W. Bush
I am not liked as a president by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment—the sober second thought—of the people Rutherford B. Hayes
The desire to build a risk-free society has always been a sign of decadence. It has meant that the nation has given up, that it no longer believes in its destiny, that it has ceased to aspire to greatness, and has retired from history to pet itself. Henry Fairlie
Saudi Arabia didn’t end slavery until President Kennedy asked them to. Every major Saudi family had one of more black slaves. The visiting Saudi Rulers came to America and brought one of their slaves with them. That’s when Kennedy asked them to officially abolish slavery and they did. Gerald Posner
The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them Albert Einstein
We must not overlook the role that extremists play. They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent. Abraham Flexner
I like to read. I’ll read almost anything. George Miller
Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. John H. Clapham
I never run my train off the track and I never lost a passenger Harriet Tubman
Everyone complains of his memory, but no one complains of his judgment. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I like to read. I’ll read almost anything. George Miller
The fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to none. Jean Jacques Rousseau
If the Germans are beaten, General de Gaulle will return. He will be supported by 80 or 90 per cent of the French people and I shall be hanged. Pierre Laval
Though the Military Service Act allowed exemption on grounds of conscience, it was regrettably vague in its definition of either "conscience" or "exemption"; and the decision as to whether a man had or had not a valid conscientious objection, and if he had, whether he was to be exempted from all forms of war service or from combatant service only, or something between the two, was left to local tribunals all over the country, who had no common standard or guidance, and generally - though not by any means invariably - took the view that every fit man ought to want to fight, and that anyone who did not was a coward, an idiot, or a pervert, or all three. Margaret Postgate Cole
We are told that International Socialism is dead, that all our hopes and ideals are wrecked by the fire and pestilence and European war. It is not true. Out of the darkness and the depth we hail our working-class comrades of every land. Across the roar of guns, we send sympathy and greeting to the German Socialists. They have laboured unceasingly to promote good relations with Britain, as we with Germany. They are no enemies of ours, but faithful friends. Independent Labour Party
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who’ve no retreat. John Gay
The one class you do not belong to and are not proud of at all is the lower-middle class. No one ever describes himself as belonging to the lower-middle class. George Mikes
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace Amelia Earhart
I always try to have an open mind, but there is a difference between having an open mind and having a hole in the head. Jon Kyl
The king has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a marchioness. Then he raised me to be a queen. Now he will raise me to be a martyr. Anne Boleyn
It is only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous. Napoleon Bonaparte
Maybe it would have been better if neither of us had been born. Napoleon Bonaparte
We always take acceptable risks in our society. Timothy Naftali
It would be difficult to find another spot on Earth that presents so many objects of past grandeur and present misery as the Roman Campagna. The ruins, scattered on all sides, give pleasure to the antiquary … but the lover of mankind mourns over it as a graveyard of past glories, with the priests for sextons. Guiseppe Garibaldi
If they told us that peace is the price of giving up on a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, my reply would be “Let's do without peace.” Yitzhak Rabin
The League declares that it is second to none in regretting the woes which have been inflicted upon the Jews of Europe by European dictatorial states. But the question of these Jews should not be confused with Zionism, for there can be no greater injustice and aggression than solving the problem of the Jews of Europe by another injustice, i.e., by inflicting injustice on the Arabs of Palestine of various religions and denominations. League of Arab States
In demanding the return of the Palestinian refugees, the Arabs mean their return as masters, not slaves; or to put it quite clearly – the intention is the extermination of Israel. Muhammad Salah al-Din
Refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date ... United Nations
Resettlement in new homes was the only possible and practicable solution Elfan B. Rees
We must have government, but we must watch them like a hawk. Millicent Fenwick
You make yourself ridiculous by thinking you can do anything. The world is divided in two. There are the communists on that side and on this side the free world. The Russians and the Americans, no one else. What are we? Americans. Behind me there is the government, behind the government is NATO, behind NATO is the U.S. You can't fight us, we are Americans. Basil Lambrou
Answer a violent action with another action still more violent. Juan Domingo Peron
We are living in a Golden Age, the most gilded Golden Age of human history—not only of past history, but of future history. Aldous Huxley
A liberal is a person whose interests aren’t at stake at the moment Willis Player
I worked at the Illinois unemployment office. I got $55 a week and the unemployed got $45. And they only had to come in once a week. Bob Newhart
What other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many? She walked in the slums and ghettos of the world, not on a tour of inspection, but as one who could not feel contentment when others were hungry Adlai Stevenson
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses. George Will
I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great … is…the higher achievement. Lois McMaster Bujold
Our character...is an omen of our destiny George Santayana
Lynching—unlike simple murder—is a form of collective violence in which individuals act with the explicit or implicit support of the community, or at least without its condemnation. Laura Wexler
Don't under any circumstances invest any money on the Black Star Line. The District Attorney of New York County has pronounced its methods fraudulent. W. E. B. Du Bois
The strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack Rudyard Kipling
Independence ... is middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth George Bernard Shaw
Increased town size hurts real democracy in two ways. First… it dramatically reduces the percentage of citizens who attend town meetings. Second, town size increases the number of citizens who attend, which dramatically reduces the percentage of these attendees who participate.” Frank M. Bryan
The only hope for the Middle East is for moderates to win. Romano Prodi
We do live, like it or not, in a world that is deeply interdependent. 9-11 proved that even security is something that we cannot achieve by ourselves. Benjamin R. Barber
The most obdurate incredulity may be shamed or silenced by facts. Samuel Johnson
My worst preconception of their appearance and their ignorance did not fall as low as their actual stupidity . . . They appear to be nothing more than moving masses of flesh unendowed with anything of intelligence above the brutes Charles Sumner
Where did Islamic radicalism grow in the past years? It grew under dictatorships. Reuel Marc Gerecht
Throughout the Islamic world the radical Islamists dominate the discussion although they may be in the minority. Daniel Pipes
If we mean seriously to unite the nation within itself, we must convince them that their complaints are regarded, that their injuries shall be redressed. On that foundation I would take the lead in recommending peace and harmony to the people. On any other, I would never wish to see them united again. If the breach in the Constitution be effectually repaired, the people will of themselves return to a state of tranquillity; if not, may discord prevail forever William Pitt the Younger
Without union, our independence and liberty would never have been achieved; without union they never can be maintained. Andrew Jackson
Too much card playing is distracting my bowmen from their training. Henry VIII
Ideas do not exist apart from the men and women who create them. John Lukacs
A government that is brutal to its own people will be brutal to its neighbors and its enemies. Jerome Corsi
He got me a job. He saved my home. I didn’t know him but he knew me. He was my friend. Anonymous
Slot machine revenue may briefly fatten the State’s bottom line, but slots do this by hurting the local economy…. Choking traffic, violent crime, and petty larceny always follow wherever gambling has been implemented. Michael Dyson
An ally is to be taken with his faults. Portuguese Proverb
He who takes his rank lightly raises his own dignity. Jewish Proverb
Yielding is sometimes the best way of succeeding. Italian Proverb
You must shift your sail with the wind. Italian Proverb
When the ship has sunk everyone knows how she might have been saved. Italian Proverb
He that is always right is usually wrong. Italian Proverb
There is never enough where nought is left. Italian Proverb
Call someone your lord and he'll sell you in the slave market. Arab Proverb
A friend advises in his interest, not yours. Arab Proverb
Trust makes way for treachery. Arab Proverb
The nail whose head is sticking up get hammered down. Japanese Proverb
Vision with action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverb
The tongue is more to be feared than the sword. Japanese Proverb
Even a sheet of paper has two sides. Japanese Proverb
A good sword is the one left in its scabbard. Japanese Proverb
We’ve learned our lesson. We are not going to take any more intelligence at face value. Robert S. Bennett
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog. Mark Twain
Where facts are few, experts are many. Jewish Proberb
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. Slovenian Proverb
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise. Hungarian Proverb
A thousand probabilities don't make one fact. Italian Proverb
With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back. Russian Proverb
A half truth is a whole lie. Jewish Proverb
Whose bread I eat, his song I sing. German Proverb
He who knows nothing, doubts nothing. Brazilian Proverb
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. African Proverb
Everyone must row with the oars he has. English Proverb or Saying
There are four things every person has more of than they know: sins, debt, years, and enemies. Persian Proverb
In a major matter, no details are small. French Proverb
Tonight: Pro American Rally German-American Bund
Canadians distrust heroes, partly because heroism is always a kind of imposition; the hero is dominating us by his strength, by his brute courage, and we have become suspicious of such qualities. ... We suspect the sheer gigantic irrationalism of the heroic, for we like to consider ourselves a reasonable people. George Woodcock
Our lives are no one's business but our own, and information about our lives belongs to no one except the people we choose to share it with…. Refuse to cooperate. Lie, stonewall, do whatever you have to do to keep yourself out of the databases, or to screw up the databases. Claire Wolfe
I was one of the earliest supporters of Daylight Saving. I gave it my voice and my vote in Parliament at a time when powerful interests and bitter and tenacious prejudices were leagued against it, and while the mass of the population was either indifferent or scornful…. These advantages seem so clear and obvious today, that it is difficult to realize and recapture the mood in which the idea of summer time was received when, early in the 20th century … Winston Churchill
Now, if some of the hours of wasted sunlight could be withdrawn from the beginning and added to the end of the day, how many advantages would be gained by all, and in particular by those who spend in the open air, when light permits them to do so, whatever time they have at their command after the duties of the day have been discharged. William Willett
The Waste of Daylight William Willett
... this is a grievance society and that if you want to get into its leading edge you pretty well have to be a victim. Barbara Amiel
You can’t keep picking up bodies at the foot of the mountain without climbing up there and see why they are falling off. William Booth
... consensus on social values is determined less and less by demographic factors. Michael Adams
The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created California
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. Edward R. Murrow
Two things rule the world -- reward and punishment. Bosnian Proverb
The people who destroyed Reconstruction called themselves “Redeemers.” David Davis
What's everybody's work is nobody's work. Portuguese Proverb
Two eyes see more than one. Portuguese Proverb
Trust not a new friend or an old enemy. Portuguese Proverb
Wind and fortune are not lasting. Portuguese Proverb
There are ills that happen for good. Portuguese Proverb
The righteous pays for the sinner. Portuguese Proverb
It is bad to have a servant, but worse to have a master. Portuguese Proverb
Good is the delay which makes sure. Portuguese Proverb
Good and bad make up a city. Portuguese Proverb
Be patient with a bad neighbor: he may move or face misfortune. Egyptian Proverb
The goat which has many owners will be left to die in the sun. Haitian Proverb
You cannot build a house for last year's summer. Ethiopian Proverb
Be thine enemy an ant, see in him an elephant. Turkish Proverb
It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. Whitney M. Young
I would rather go while I am being urged to stay, than to stay beyond the time when I should go John Major
I was brought up a stuffed-shirt Englishman. I wasn't very human. What America did for me was to humanize me. Democratize me. Ashley Montague; Israel Ehrenberg
A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth. Albert Einstein
Even a conscientious person cannot reach reasonable political conclusions without trustworthy, factual information. Albert Einstein
The Russians … want to give me a Peace Prize, but I have turned it down. Albert Einstein
Funny people, these Germans. To them I am a stinking flower, yet they make me into a boutonniere time and time. Albert Einstein
The British have never historically thought of themselves as being European. The average Britain has much more in common with an American than with a Frenchman. Douglas Murray
When Saddam Hussein buried 300,000 Shiites and Kurds alive, we did not hear a single Muslim protesting. Your silence served to acknowledge the legitimacy of these killings Wafa Sultan
Two of the Arab world's beautiful daughters, Jerusalem and Baghdad, are in the hands of these foreigners, these occupiers, and nothing can be done by the Arab rulers, because they are in bed, fornicating with the foreigners, who are occupying and using these beautiful Arab daughters as they will. George Galloway
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead
Kurds have no friends but the mountains. Kurdish Proverb
There are some in our region, especially among the Arabs, who do not respect their own identity and culture, and who are dazzled by the West in an unlimited and unobjective manner Bashir Assad
Almost everything carried to its logical extreme becomes depressing, if not carcinogenic. Ursula K. LeGuin
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. Peter Drucker
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon . . . which cuts without wounding . . . It is a sword that heals. Martin Luther King Jr.
Words must be weighed, not counted. Polish Proverb
Whose bread I eat: his song I sing. German Proverb
Who lies for you will lie against you. Bosnian Proverb
When glory comes, loss of memory follows. French Proverb
A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood. African Proverb
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it. William James
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word ... A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner. John Steinbeck
One man’s oddball is another man’s square. Kingman Brewster, Jr.
This Time, Let's Build a New Venice and Not Another New Orleans William Irwin Thompson
And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills? William Blake
We came not here to view your works In hopes to be more wise, But only, lest we go to Hell, It may be no surprise. Robert Burns
The top of a pinnacle now, firewood soon Burmese Proverb
The people are good; the government is not good. Yael Dayan
I’m rather apt to read old books than new. Theodore Roosevelt
Yes, I am going to join the Majority and you know I have always preferred Minorities. Richard Monckton Milnes; Lord Houghton
I get so tired listening to complaints of one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty. Imelda Marcos
It is not enough to look backwards with pride, justified as that pride may be. We must look forward with hope and confidence, too. Margaret Sanger
There are young people all over the country who don’t always have the helping hand, the second chance that I had. Barack Obama
In the disposition of these unfortunate people, there are two rational objects to be distinctly kept in view. First. The establishment of a colony on the coast of Africa, which may introduce among the aborigines the arts of cultivated life, and the blessings of civilization and science. By doing this, we may make to them some retribution for the long course of injuries we have been committing on their population. Thomas Jefferson
Do not mistake me. I am not advocating slavery. I am not justifying the wrongs we have committed on a foreign people... On the contrary, there is nothing I would not sacrifice to a practicable plan of abolishing every vestige of this moral and political depravity. Thomas Jefferson
When societies feel under siege there is limited scope for understanding or compassion. Akbar Ahmed
Self preservation is the first law of nature and governments. Randolph Churchill
Listening is a sign of respect. Thomas Friedman
How soon the labor of men would make a paradise of the whole earth, were it not for misgovernment, and a diversion of all his energies from their proper object -- the happiness of man -- to the selfish interest of kings, nobles, and priests. Thomas Jefferson
Wealth, title, office, are no recommendations to my friendship. On the contrary, great good qualities are requisite to make amends for their having wealth, title, and office. Thomas Jefferson
Either force or corruption has been the principle of every modern government. Thomas Jefferson
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man. William Beveridge
This island is almost made of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish in Great Britain at the same time. Aneurin Bevan
The language of priorities is the religion of Socialism. Aneurin Bevan
Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open. Clive Bell
You have so often been right that it is perfectly possible that I am wrong… Theodore Roosevelt
…it was far better to be known as an ex-secretary than an ex-defeated candidate for governor. Theodore Roosevelt
I beheld the metropolis of the World, orchard of the Universe, hive of nations…human anthill, portal of Islam, throne of royalty, bursting with palaces and portals within, shining on the horizon with convents and schools, illuminated by the moons and stars of its learned doctors, which appeared on the bank of the Nile. Ibn Khaldun
The learned and the ignorant, the grave and the gay, the mild and the choleric, the noble and the base, the obscure and the illustrious. Like the waves of the sea she surges with her throngs of folk, yet for all the capacity of her station and her power to sustain can scarce hold their number… Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
It contained eighteen thousand manuscripts on the sciences of antiquity alone. The books were arranged on shelves all around the rooms. The shelving was partitioned and enclosed behind shutters equipped with locks and bolts. In all there were more than one hundred thousand bound volumes. These included works on the laws of every religion, treatises on grammar and lexicography, collections of traditional lore, history books, royal biographies, essays on astronomy, works relating to the supernatural, alchemical research, all in various forms of writing. Gaston Wiet
Other totalitarian systems were defeated or simply crumbled with age…Only Communist systems prevail. Jean-Francois Revel
’While there is life, there’s hope,’ he cried; ‘Then why such haste?’ so groaned and died. John Gay
In nature there are no rewards or punishments; there are consequences. Horace Annesley Vachell
Urbanization is the dominant demographic trend of our time. Lester R. Brown
In 2007, the majority of the world’s population – over 3 billion of us – will live in urban areas for the first time in history. Anne L. Thompson
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. Leonardo da Vinci
Prevent the torture and murder of our animal brothers and sisters Ronnie Lee
The recent ghastly strife and anger over the Danish cartoons shows the danger that comes from our failure to listen and to respect what is precious and sacred to others. Prince Charles
Believe me, then, that the great mass of the people of the North do not uphold the Administration on the principle of abolishing slavery, but that the restoration of the Union is the grand incentive; and while such is the fact, every nerve and every sinew will be strained to bring about a victorious end.--Would to Heaven that the blood already spilled was a sufficient sacrifice for this great result. Henry O. Gusley
Nearly a million persons formerly dwelt in Venezuela, and it is no exaggeration to say that one out of four has succumbed either to the land, sword, hunger, plague, flight, or privation, all consequences of the war Simon Bolivar
It is essential that a government mold itself … to the nature of the circumstances, the times, and the men that comprise it. If these factors are prosperity and peace, the government should be mild and protecting; but if they are turbulence and disaster, it should be stern and arm itself with a firmness that matches its dangers, without regard for laws or constitutions until happiness and peace have been reestablished. Simon Bolivar
All that seems earth is hell or heaven. Clive Staples Lewis
Deep down, the ordinary Frenchman doesn't believe that Turks, or Eastern Europeans for that matter, cherish the values he holds most dear. Nor do the French much trust that the Germans and the British have French interests at heart. Given European history -- and given what I see around me -- I can't say I blame them. Claire Berlinski
The French people wear much hair about their mouth, which makes them look bold and noble; it makes them look like one of our Indian dogs in North America when running away with a black squirrel in his mouth. George Henry; Maungwudaus
Russia is a European State. This is clearly demonstrated by the following Observations: The Alterations which Peter the Great undertook in Russia succeeded with the greater Ease, because the Manners, which prevailed at that Time, and had been introduced amongst us by a Mixture of different Nations… Peter the First, by introducing the Manners and Customs of Europe among the European People in his Dominions, found at that Time such Means as even he himself was not sanguine enough to expect.... Catherine II
me-firstism Michael Lerner
Our education gives us the skulls with which to compromise. I worry about the skill to follow our highest ideals. Michael Lerner
How dare you put yourself in that position where you are the moral judge? Louis Farrakhan
How do you fight an idea—especially a new idea? Ben Hecht
Only with a new ruler do you realize the value of the old. Burmese Proverb
The reverse side also has a reverse side. Japanese Proverb
There are two visions of America. One precedes our founding fathers and finds its roots in the harshness of our puritan past. It is very suspicious of freedom, uncomfortable with diversity, hostile to science, unfriendly to reason, contemptuous of personal autonomy. It sees America as a religious nation. It views patriotism as allegiance to God. It secretly adores coercion and conformity. Despite our constitution, despite the legacy of the Enlightenment, it appeals to millions of Americans and threatens our freedom. The other vision finds its roots in the spirit of our founding revolution and in the leaders of this nation who embraced the age of reason. It loves freedom, encourages diversity, embraces science and affirms the dignity and rights of every individual. It sees America as a moral nation, neither completely religious nor completely secular. It defines patriotism as love of country and of the people who make it strong. It defends all citizens against unjust coercion and irrational conformity. Sherwin T. Wine
Minority rights are just as important as majority decisions. George W. Bush
Science of Society Ibn Khaldoun
I am glad to see one real American here Robert E. Lee
Focus your vision by giving it a goal. Thomas Edward Lawrence; Lawrence of Arabia
Knowledge … is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams Daniel Webster
He who is dishonest with respect to speech, is dishonest in everything. Manu
Carefully avoid all undertakings which depends on others; but let him eagerly pursue that which depends on himself. Manu
In everything finite there are accidental elements Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Outside the pale of society, language is just as useless as an eye in darkness Anton Pannekoek
The solution of one problem always brings a few more problems to the surface to be solved, which were hidden underneath the theory of transmission. Anton Pannekoek
All flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them. Jean de La Fontaine
How beastly the bourgeois is especially the male of the species. D. H. Lawrence
To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds To toil and not to seek for rest; To labor and not ask for any reward. St. Ignatius Loyola
Society goes on and on and on. It is the same with ideas. James Ramsey MacDonald
Insurgencies have a way of going on for a long time historically. Paul Bremer
Majority rule is not the norm for solving issues or problems. United States Army
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno of Elea
The more choices you have--the more options you have, the better off you are. Nick Gillespie
My life I was raised to believe that you should never give in—that you should never give up. Bill Clinton
Humor is the ultimate truth. If it’s not true, the joke is not funny. Craig Crawford
You can tell so many facts that you never get to the truth Maya Angelou
The past has prepared all the materials and means of superabundance to well-feed, clothe, lodge, train, educate, employ, amuse, and govern the human race in perpetual progressive prosperity- without war, conflict, or competition between nations or individuals. Robert Owen
A problem is that if all of us are collectively responsible for a big world goal, then no single agency or politician is held accountable if the goal is not met. Collective responsibility for world goals works about as well as collective farms in agriculture, and for the same reason. William Easterly
Governing Yemen is like riding a lion: once you get on you cannot get off. Yemeni Proverb
To prepare for a disaster, practice the worst case scenario. We don’t usually do that. Russel Honore
A disaster like a hurricane is like a football game. You are going to lose the first quarter. There is no way you will win that quarter. The question is how ugly you will lose that quarter. Then you go into the second quarter – the search and rescue. Russel Honore
Some people were breaking in to get food for their families. They were in survivor mode. Don’t confuse that with a guy carting off a 64 inch television set and looting…. The test is take the mirror and put it in front of your face and ask what would you do. Russel Honore
The very first essential for success is perpetually constant and regular employment of violence. Adolf Hitler
Three little words achingly familiar on a Western farmer's tongue, rule life in the dust bowl of the continent - if it rains. Robert E. Geiger
We need to help the Palestinians to stop seeing it greener on the other side of the fence, literally. Karim Kawar
You cannot survive in our part of the world unless you have a certain amount of optimism. Karim Kawar
People criticize my blog and call me and other women emotional which I guess is why men so often get into bar fights. Barbara O'Brien
I’ve been on both sides of the American Dream. On the outside – trying to reach it. And on the inside – counting all of my blessings that now add up to a truly wonderful life. But believe me, I wouldn’t be where I am today without help. Ted Kulongoski
We have embraced change - change in the economy, change in the government, and change in the schools…. innovation and change are in our blood Donald L. Carcieri
A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually Abba Eban
Unfortunates learn from their own mistakes, and the lucky ones learn from other's mistakes. Afghanistan Proverb
Not everyone who chased the Zebra, caught it, but he who caught it, chased it. African Proverb
Avoid the company of a liar. And if you can't avoid him, don't believe him. Arab Proverb
Be careful of your enemy once and of your friend a thousand times, for a double crossing friend knows more about what harms you. Arab Proverb
If you are to strike, then make it painful, because you'll get the same blame either way. Arab Proverb
If you reach for the highest of ideals, you shouldn't settle for less than the stars. Arab Proverb
The key to all things is determination. Arab Proverb
Rely on Allah but tie your camel. Arab Proverb
Fire is more bearable than disgrace. Arab Proverb
The living are more important than the dead. Arab Proverb
An excuse is sometimes more ugly than guilt. Arab Proverb
Complaining is the weapon of the weak. Arab Proverb
If he wanted to throw himself in the well, would you follow? Armenian Proverb
Intelligence is in the head, not in the age. Azerbaijani Proverb
Since you can’t do anything about it, don't worry about the weather or the government. Corsican Proverb
Courage without compassion can wreak havoc on our civilization. Angela Bassett
I will not fight a Negro. I never have and I never will. John L. Sullivan
In dealing with big problems, you may miss your mark by looking too far ahead Jacob K. Javits
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road Stephen Hawking
What intellectuals have done is that they've brought to the surface important problems that face society, that are on the subconscious of culture, of society. They've provided societies with insights, with concepts, with perspectives that allowed people and communities to make sense of the world. Frank Furedi
Society sometimes discovers facts that society has a hard time getting used to. James D. Watson
We know who speaks for the nations. But who speaks for humanity? Who speaks for earth? Carl Sagan
The problem with predictions is that so much of the future depends on external factors. Ghassan Khatib
I was a biographer of MacArthur and Eisenhower. Eisenhower was smarter. MacArthur was more glib. When MacArthur had a problem, he turned it over to Eisenhower. Geoffrey Perret
We are not nave enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job. Jean Rostand
Two half-truths do not make a truth, and two half-cultures do not make a culture. Arthur Koestler
Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed? Axel Oxenstierna
Who shall decide when doctors disagree? Alexander Pope
A number of anxious dwarfs trying to grill a whale. John Boynton Priestley
Fire—without hatred. Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera
The multitude is always in the wrong. Wentworth Dillon Roscommon
Every person is a fool in somebody’s opinion. Anonymous
He who has hope, has everything. Anonymous
He who knows nothing doubts nothing. Anonymous
Hoover Blankets Anonymous
Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. Anonymous
Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely. Anonymous
Never draw your dirk when a blow will do it. Anonymous
Spread the table and contention will cease. Anonymous
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. Anonymous
Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are. Anonymous
The reverse side also has a reverse side. Anonymous
Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake. Anonymous
When a thing is done, advice comes too late. Anonymous
You can talk about what’s wrong with the world or help fix it. Anonymous
I am against my brother But my brother and I are against our cousin I, my brother and our cousin are against our neighbors All of us together are against the foreigner. Anonymous
Back to the land. Anonymous
Bleeding Kansas Anonymous
Boycott Anonymous
Bring Back The Future Anonymous
Cannibals are not vegetarians; they too are humanitarians. Anonymous
Death and destruction to the foreigner and all his works. Anonymous
Different strokes for different folks. Anonymous
Disappear Anonymous
Divide and conquer. [Divide et impera.] Anonymous
Long live Japan! Down with the Czar Anonymous
Fur is murder. Don’t buy fur. Anonymous
Girls say yes to boys who say no. Anonymous
Government is like an undershirt. If you don't change it frequently, it begins to stink. Anonymous
Great minds think of ideas. Average minds think of events. Small minds think of people. Anonymous
Hooray for the mother / Hooray for the kid / I voted for Cleveland / And I’m damn glad I did. Anonymous
If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. Anonymous
It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. Anonymous
A thousand farewells to you, island of St. Patrick. It was there we grew up and our ancestors before us; it was the potato blight that drove us abroad to Baltimore, to earn a living. Anonymous
Manhattan Anonymous
No Yankee Dictation! Anonymous
Proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts. Anonymous
Re-Elect Nobody. All Incumbents Out Anonymous
The Shadow of God on Earth Anonymous
The American political system was created by a bunch of geniuses so that it could be run by a bunch of idiots. Anonymous
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out. Anonymous
The world is held up by four pillars: The Wisdom of the Learned; the Justice of the Great; the Prayers of The Righteous; and the Valor of the Brave Anonymous
There are no landowners, no capitalists, no parasites, no leaders, no officials, no deputies, no family heads, no armies, no prisons, no police, no courts of justice, no law, no religion, no marriage. Anonymous
We like states' rights and federal aid. Anonymous
It's just that we wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. Anonymous
Who works the soil deserves the land. Anonymous
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Anonymous
Isn't it in the nature of intellectuals to be culture critics? Elliott Abrams
The future comes one day at a time. Dean Acheson
Mr. [Winston] Churchill has been one of the few—the very few—who have significantly and beneficently affected the course of events … How seldom can this be said of anyone. Dean Acheson
Never have so few, lost so much, so stupidly, so fast. Dean Acheson
I found him [Benjamin Franklin] social but not talkative, and when he spoke something useful dropped from his tongue. Abigail Adams
… the most dramatic moment in the early politics of the Union. Henry Adams
God looks after drunks, children and Americans. James Truslow Adams
In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being … John Quincy Adams
The great object of the civil government is the improvement of those who are members of the civil compact. John Quincy Adams
Independence now and independence forever. John Adams
The great question will forever remain, who shall work? John Adams
If this be true, General Pinckney has kept them all for himself and cheated me out of my two. John Adams
Patience. Patience. Patience. The first, and last, and the middle virtue of a politician. John Adams
Thanks to God that he gave me stubbornness when I know I am right. John Adams
The efficacy of pageantry [is] indispensably necessary to give dignity and energy to government. John Adams
The more elegance the less virtue in all times and countries. John Adams
The purpose of government is to obtain the greatest quantity of human happiness. John Adams
… very licentious and very delightful. John Adams
We live, my dear soul, in an age of trial. What will be the consequence, I know not. John Adams
We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it. Joseph Addison
People so primitive that they did not know how to get money except by working for it. George Ade
Have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath Aesop
Depravity is so widespread that our land is depopulated …. Monstrous greed motivates our subjects, even Christians, to seize members of their own families to sell them as slaves. Affonso I
Honour is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it. Akhenton; Amen ho tep IV
Remaining here might not be good for your health. Abdulrahman Alamoudi
Pave the Arab roads with the skulls of the Jews. Hafez Al-Assad
An imperialist base floating on the seas…. The Arab seas and the fish in them will feed on their rotting bodies Nureddin Al-Atassi
Frankly, this is not cojones, this is cowardice. Madeleine Albright
The trading of arms is disgusting and contributes to horrors around the world. Madeleine Albright
We cannot get stuck in a cycle of violence which cannot be broken. Madeleine Albright
Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few Amos Bronson Alcott
After announcing that the Stealth bomber would overrun by 16%, and would cost over half a billion:] Whatever it costs, it's worth it. Edward C. Aldridge
This is what we must do so that we do not gain the reputation of Barbarians Alexander III
The rich man in his castle / The poor man at his gate, / God made them high or lowly. / And ordered their estate. Cecil Frances Alexander
I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be an uncommon man—if I can. I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. Dean Alfange
Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for a better ordering of the universe. Alfonso X
We do not wish the dissolution of the Union—we do not deny its benefits— … we wish to obtain that justice for Scotland which the Union promised, which the English promised, but which we have not yet received. Archibald Alison
When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I do not. Follow the custom of the church where you are. Saint Ambrose
We regard the state as an agency whose positive assistance is one of the indispensable conditions of human progress. American Economics Association
Every despotism has a specially keen and hostile instinct for whatever keeps up human dignity and independence. Henri Frederic Amiel
My daughters, now you participate in serving our country. Our task is to maintain public security, and that can only come with revolutionary action. You have to be aware of the Leader’s support in getting you here. Mohammed Amiel
The one who throws the stone forgets; the one who is hit remembers forever. Angolan Proverb
What is it in our society that encourages us to periodically to turn on each other? What is it in our society that leads us to the cycle of violence. Kofi Annan
You had better not be resolving against individual action or there will be no end to it. Tomorrow it will be me you censure; then you. Susan B. Anthony
Every year you shall deliver 360 head of slaves to the Imam of the Muslims. They shall be slaves of good quality of your country, without defect, both male or female, neither extremely old nor children… Arabs
My view is laissez-faire as far as Russia is concerned. They should have full freedom to develop the Socialist cause in their own country, but I strongly object to their ideas in our country. The Communists treat human beings like machines and I am opposed to this machine-like view of human institutions. Sadao Araki
New York City is as much on the perpendicular as on the horizontal plane …. Americans have practically added a new dimension to space. When they find themselves a little crowded, they simply tilt a street on end and call it a skyscraper …. Aerial suburbs …. Mansions in the sky. William Archer
Information has become the fundamental element of modern life. Jean-Bertrand Aristide
What the people want, God wants. Jean-Bertrand Aristide
World events move from the seemingly impossible to the possible. Jean-Bertrand Aristide
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. Aristotle
I think people will be so happy with the Contract with America that term limits won’t matter. Richard K. Armey
There are two things you find in the middle of the road—a moderate and a dead skunk. John Ashcroft
Gambling is a cancer on the soul of our nation. John Ashcroft
The Turkish Empire has just committed suicide. Herbert Henry Asquith
Whenever you are unhappy ... go to Russia. Anyone who has come to understand that country well will find himself content to live nowhere else. Astolphe Louis Léonor; Marquis de
Don’t get in the way when your opponents are destroying themselves. Lee Atwater
My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society is what was missing in me: a little heart, a little brotherhood. Lee Atwater
There is no such thing as the State And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police We must love one another or die. W. H. Auden
The Devil invented gambling. Saint Augustine
You can not reduce issues to simple yes or no answers in a plebiscite. Ken Auletta
…that curse of curses! Texas must be a slave country. Stephen F. Austin
Do we want the Asiatic model—which is corrupt but works as long as you have a dictator who is active? Or do we want the democratic market model—which works, but only with transparency or reliability. Pyotr Aven
Efforts to conceal the truth will not and do not negate the facts. Bruce Babbitt
The life of day before yesterday has departed today. Babylonian Proverb
As for jest, there are certain things which ought to be privileged from it; namely, religion, matters of state, great persons, any man's present business of importance and any case that deserveth pity. Francis Bacon
All rising to a great place is by a winding stair. Francis Bacon
Sensible men of substantial means are what we wish to be ruled by. Walter Bagehot
It is better to be killed than to kill. Baha 'u'llah
It was next of importance to show how the press is made subservient to the cause of the Gospel and the extension of the kingdom of God; then, how the voluntary principle can grapple with existing evils in society, such as intemperance, Sabbath breaking, slavery, and war, by means of diverse associations formed for their repression or removal; and finally, I have reviewed the beneficent and humane institutions of the country, and illustrated the energy of the voluntary principle in their origin and progress. Robert Baird
Everything that lives, does so under the categorical condition of decisively interfering in the life of someone else. Mikhail Bakunin
Collectivism can be imposed only upon slaves—and then collectivism becomes the negation of humanity. Mikhail Bakunin
Intellectual slavery ... will always have as a natural result both political and social slavery. Mikhail Bakunin
When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "the People's Stick. Mikhail Bakunin
There is no horror, no cruelty, sacrilege, or perjury, no imposture, no infamous transaction, no cynical robbery, no bold plunder or shabby betrayal that has not been or is not daily being perpetrated by the representatives of the states, under no other pretext than those elastic words, so convenient and yet so terrible: “for reasons of state.” Mikhail Bakunin
There is no power on earth that has the right to reduce them to slavery …. The United States is not a slave-catcher for foreign slave holders. Roger Nash Baldwin
Nothing matters very much, and very few things matter at all. Arthur Balfour
WASP E. Digby Baltzell
What used to be a statistical account is now a social accounting of our society. Vincent Barabba
I'm not a prophet. I'm the leader of Israel. Ehud Barak
No one will have mercy on those who cannot defend themselves in the Middle East. Ehud Barak
The enemy is brave and despises death. Oreste Baratieri
We like to think of it not as a burglary, but as a surreptitious entry. Bernard Barker
I always keep my word. Alben W. Barkley
In politics the future is never a straight line projection of the present. Fred Barnes
Common sense is no match for political opportunism. Richard J. Barnet
Liberty Enlightening the World Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi
The most important question ask any candidate is, "what issue do you believe in that will most greatly offend the leadership of your party or your campaign contributors? Ron Bass
The South was right. Say it! Say it! Gerry Baxley
Senator and Mrs. Birch Bayh have slashed the price of their Potomac [MD] home to way below market. They haven't been so beaten down since Dan Quayle did it to 'em in 1980. Birch Bayh
A great man does enough for us when he refrains from doing us harm. Pierre Beaumarchais
Our cock won’t fight. Maxwell Aitkin Beaverbrook
Asking politicians to vote themselves out of power is like asking rabbits not to multiply, it ain't natural. Robert Beckel
No class of Americans ... has ever objected ... to any amount of government meddling if it appeared to benefit that particular class. Carl Becker
the right to employment … the right to social security, to health care and to social, medical and legal aid … the right to have decent accommodation … the right to enjoy the protection of a healthy environment … the right to enjoy cultural and social fulfillment … Belgium
Owing to the shortcomings of human nature, past events are easily forgotten with the passage of time. Therefore, it is worth protecting and confirming in writing what has been concluded by legal persons in contract … Any affair discussed in the presence of My Royal Highness be confirmed in writing. Bella III
They died to save their country, and they only saved the world. Hilaire Belloc
The best treated, most favored and intelligent part of any society is often the most ungrateful. Spiro Agnew
There were human beings aboard the Mayflower, not merely ancestors. Stephen Vincent Benet
I refuse to play the game of American scholars who only see genocide when it occurs for Europeans. American slavery was just as much a genocide as ever occurred in Nazi Germany. Lerone Bennett Jr.
Finding the golden mean between alerting and panic is a constant challenge. Robert S. Bennett
If you do come up with a new idea, in 4 seconds it will belong to somebody else. William Bennett
Among the several cloudy appellatives which have been commonly employed as cloaks for misgovernment, there is none more conspicuous ... than the word, 'order.' Jeremy Bentham
Where could death have found him but at the post of duty. Thomas Hart Benton
Fascism is the negation of all that is Christian. Jose Bergamin
Our success is now so apparent to others that one of our biggest challenges now is to manage the resentment it sometimes generates. Samuel R. Berger
Tyranny must be opposed at the start. Autocracy, once secured in the saddle, is difficult to dislodge. Alexander Berkman
God Bless America Irving Berlin
In community people remain essentially united in spite of all separating factors, while in society they are essentially separated in spite of all uniting factors. Sheri Berman
We need writers who will joyfully impose upon themselves the discipline of understanding and acting upon working-class-theory. Alvah Bessie
The Great Society has arrived and the task of our generation is to bring it under control. Aneurin Bevan
We already have term limits. They’re called elections. Brian Bex
You may perhaps think me less for running away from slavery, but as to myself, I have but one apology to make for it, which is this: I have only to regret that I did not start at an earlier period. I might have been free long before I was. Henry Watson Bibb
To be compelled to stand by and see you whip and slash my wife without mercy, when I can afford her no protection, not even by offering myself to suffer the lash in her place, was more than I felt it to be the duty of a slave husband to endure, while the way was open to Canada. Henry Watson Bibb
Zionism Nathan Birnbaum
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it in practice. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Everything changes. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
I am grateful for even the sharpest criticism as long as it addresses the point. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Learn to respect sincerity of conviction in our opponents. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
To rule with the help of one's enemies is always the worst kind of policy. Otto Von Bismarck-Schoenhausen
Life itself is controversy. Harry A. Blackmun
I am the law. I am over the slave owners that used to be over me. I am their mayor. Unita Blackwell
So much shared history. So much shared pain. And now the shared hope of a new beginning. Tony Blair
A decent society is not based on rights. It is based on duty. Our duty to one another. To all should be given opportunity; from all responsibility demanded. Tony Blair
The government should not present the anomaly which it now presents—a government the freest, perhaps the most democratic in the world with reference to local and domestic matters in which you rule yourselves as fully as any people in the world, while in your foreign affairs, your relations with other countries, whether peaceful or warlike, commercial, financial, or otherwise, you may have no more voice than the people of Japan. Edward Blake
East Side, West Side, all around the town James Blake
Farmer! Yesterday you could only work the land. Today, under the republic you can become an agricultural engineer. Pedrazo Blanco
I am not sure that I can determine what is fair or unfair to the public. James Blanton
Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress Napoleon Bonaparte
The menace is ideology, the dogma of politics. It is a prison that makes the American experiment impossible. Daniel J. Boorstin
We are a people on a quest. We go and look for the kind of nation we want. The quest is the enduring American experiment. The meaning is in the seeking. Daniel J. Boorstin
Our national well-being is in inverse proportion to the sharpness and extent of our theoretical differences. Daniel J. Boorstin
God simply made me the instrument of his punishment. John Wilkes Booth
Our cause being almost lost, something decisive and great must be done. John Wilkes Booth
The world may censure me for what I am about to do, but I am sure that posterity will justify me. John Wilkes Booth
To console ourselves for all those things, happily we still have adultery! Maryland tobacco! And Spanish cigarette paper! Petrus Borel
If crimes have been committed it is necessary to investigate. They say that the number of victims have been exaggerated, but one case is enough. Cain slew Abel only once. Christ only once was crucified. Jorge Luis Borges
All participants in politics want to impose as much of their morality on others as possible. Robert Bork
The World is governed too much. Boston Globe
The poor people drink water which is very good and very common in this country. Pierre Boucher
Tolerance is an acquired taste. It is not innate. You build tolerance. Yousef Boutrous-Ghali
There have been … totalitarian forces in our lifetime: The totalitarianism of fascism and now of capitalism. Jose Bove
I don't have a magic wand that makes problems disappear. William W. Bradley
The idea of giving up something small for yourself to gain something big for all is not new, but putting that ancient idea into practice is the central necessity of our new age. William W. Bradley
This is a new time, a new age. We are living now! William W. Bradley
This is the first time that I've performed in the Omni in long pants. William W. Bradley
We too often prefer the individual thrill to collective responsibility. William W. Bradley
The matter does not appear to me now as it has appears to have appeared to me then. George William Welshire Bramwell
The lottery is a tax on stupid people. David Brancaccio
Most of the things worth doing in the world have been declared impossible before they were done. Louis D. Brandeis
It is hazardous to discourage thought, hope or imagination … Louis D. Brandeis
Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policemen. Louis D. Brandeis
I believe in benevolent dictatorships, provided I am the dictator. Richard Branson
Bourgeois humor is always bankrupt; it is mortgaged to Red radicalism. Robert Briffault
What exactly is the goal of the National Commission on Goals? David Brinkley
If answers to our national problems were [readily] available we would not have to spend all our time talking about them. David Brinkley
Estranged from the powerful protection of the United Kingdom, you must be re-annexed to the dominion of France from which the provinces of Canada were wrested by the arms of Great Britain, at a vast expense of blood and treasure, for no other motive than to relieve her ungrateful children from the oppression of a cruel neighbor. Isaac Brock
People die as you elect new apostles of neglect. Joseph Brodsky
Eleanor Roosevelt’s maiden name was Roosevelt. She didn’t have to change her name when she married Franklin. Richard Brookhiser
Every Southern man sustains me. The fragments of the stick are begged for as sacred relicts. . Preston Brooks
Lovely creatures in scarlet, dance with me! George S. Brown; Lord
Because the shouts for European freedom at New York, and the poeans of the Fourth of July are drowned in the clanking of the chains in Washington and New Orleans, is the rising spirit or our free Canada to be drilled and broken down to suit the mock liberty of the model Republic. If they have no sympathy for their own oppressed children, they should feel indebted to those whose hearts are large enough to take in the oppressed of every land and of every color. George S. Brown
I am worth now infinitely more dead than I am worth alive. John Brown
I've always called myself a different shade of Brown. Kathleen Brown
Being mayor of San Francisco is dealing with pot holes and dog doo. Willie Brown
Street lights, dog-doo and parking meters are not my cup of tea. Willie Brown
The great enemy of reason, virtue and religion, the Multitude, that numerous piece of monstrosity. Thomas Browne
Keep the advertising atrocities away! Arnold W. Brunner
It all boils down to power and money. Barbara Everitt Bryant
Times change; people change. Zbigniew Brzezinski
You can always give advice. Whether it's listened to is more doubtful. Zbigniew Brzezinski
The Union as it was. The Union as it is, and the Union as it shall be. James Buchanan
For America's elite there is never accountability. That is for the rest of us. Pat Buchanan
Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors .... They yield, they bend to the wind, but they never break. Pearl S. Buck
The test of civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members. Pearl S. Buck
I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the Boston phone book than the faculty of Harvard University. William F. Buckley Jr.
A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind. Lois McMaster Bujold
Any community's arm of force—military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. Lois McMaster Bujold
Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards. Lois McMaster Bujold
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. Lois McMaster Bujold
There are always survivors at a massacre. Among the victors, if nowhere else. Lois McMaster Bujold
I do not propose to sell any part of my country nor allow the Whites to cut timber ... Sitting Bull
This problem cannot be solved on the basis of abstract justice … Both Arabs and Jews are here to stay. Ralph Bunche
We cannot assert that the policy of sustained reprisal will succeed in changing the course of the contest in Vietnam. It may fail and we cannot estimate the odds of success with any accuracy. McGeorge Bundy
All communities are apt to look to government for too much ... especially at periods of sudden embarrassment and distress. This ought not to be. Martin Van Buren
Good order is the foundation of all good things. Edmund Burke
Fiction lags after truth. Edmund Burke
It is a general error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. Edmund Burke
Truth is stranger than fiction. Edmund Burke
A disposition to preserve and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Edmund Burke
It is too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. George Burns
Believe in something larger than yourself. Barbara Bush
I still haven’t figured it out completely. George W. Bush
I wish I know a law that would make people love on another because I would sign it. George W. Bush
It’s important for me to hear others position and understand them. George W. Bush
Seek a common good beyond your comfort. George W. Bush
This country will define its times, not be defined by them. George W. Bush
Government does not have a monopoly on compassion. George W. Bush
I did irresponsible things when I was young and irresponsible. George W. Bush
One of the great characteristics of America is that we do try and help each other. Laura Bush
The Balkans are different from all other parts of the world. There are no world precedents that apply to the Balkans. Our problems have been going on for hundreds of years. Peter Bushati
Look not every one to his own things, but to the things of others also Josephine Butler
[Referring to Richard Nixon:] There are frightening implications for the future of our country if we do not impeach the President of the United States ... If we fail to impeach, we have condoned and left unpunished a course of conduct totally inconsistent with reasonable expectations of the American people. Manley C. Butler
I’m not going to leave like a whipped dog. Period. Richard Girnt Butler
I was thrilled to see the movies [WW II newsreels] of marching Germans … we all knew that Hitler hated communists … Richard Girnt Butler
It is in the uncomprisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma that the danger lies. Samuel Butler
We are gong down the road to stateism. Where we will wind up, no one can tell, but if some of the new programs seriously proposed should be adopted, there is danger that the individual-whether farmer, worker, manufacturer, lawyer, or doctor-will soon he an economic slave pulling an oar in the galley of the state. James F. Byrnes
A man must serve his time to every trade Save censure – critics all are ready made. Take hackneyed jokes from Miller, bot by rote, With just enough of learning to misquote. Lord George Gordon
The good old times—all times when old are good. George Gordon Byron
Why can't you and I let the world run itself its own way? George Cabot
It is better to die once than to be always in fear of death. Julius Caesar
“Consensus” … is only another way of describing the issues that have been taken off the table. Christopher Caldwell
From this day the presidency of Mexico ends. The dictatorship of Mexico begins. Plutarco Elias Calles
Madame, si c’est possible, c’est fait; impossible? Cela se fera. Charles-Alexandre de Callone
Lord, spare the green and take the ripe. Richard Cameron
President Lincoln desires the right to hold slaves to be fully recognized. The [Civil] war is prosecuted for the Union, hence no question concerning slavery will arise. Simon Cameron
Slavery was once a tradition. Killing Indians like animals was once a tradition. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
The question is the propriety of how we go about influencing and changing behavior. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
I might run, or I might take up with the gigolo and move to Brazil. Kim Campbell
A tyrant is a man who sacrifices a whole nation to his ideal or his ambition. Albert Camus
A sense of grievance can accumulate with the success of conflict no matter how it has been resolved. Canadian Royal Commission on Bilingualism
Save me from the Candid Friend. George Canning
The capitalists—all kinds—fear and hate even his dead body! The doors of our great democracy are open to many political refugees, of course. All sorts of reactionaries; democratic scoundrels who betrayed and deserted their people; monarchists, and even fascists—they have all been welcomed in New York harbor. But not even the dead body of the friend of the oppressed could find asylum here! James P. Cannon
… egotists, exploiters and aristocrats Luisa Capetillo
Bolshevism is knocking at our gates. We can't afford to let it in. We have got to organize ourselves against it, and put our shoulders together and hold fast. We must keep America whole and safe and unspoiled. We must keep the worker away from red literature and red ruses; we must see that his mind remains healthy. Al Capone
We must learn that we can disagree with each other without becoming deadly enemies. Virginia Anne Carabillo
When I first met George W. Bush, I had expected to meet Yale and I got West Texas. Andrew Card
The White man is a paradox. On the one hand, he professes almost fanatic commitment to high ideals; on the other, he disdains those same ideals in practice. Harold Cardinal
[A] privilege takes flight when abused. Benjamin N. Cardozo
In all Christian kingdoms, you know that parliaments were in use anciently, by which those kingdoms were governed in a most flourishing manner; until the monarchs began to know their own strength, and, feeling the turbulent spirit [partisan bickering] of their parliaments, … began to stand on their prerogatives, and at last overthrew the parliaments …. Let us be careful to preserve the king's good opinion of parliaments. Dudley Carleton
Thanksgiving-day, I fear, If one the solemn truth must touch, Is celebrated, not so much To thank the Lord for blessings o'er, As for the sake of getting more. Will Carleton
Captains of industry Thomas Carlyle
Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these … Thomas Carlyle
The government of a single person is no assurance of a stable and tranquil government. Lazare Nicholas Marguerite Carnot
There is more opportunity for a nobody to become a somebody in Washington than in the whirl-pool of New York. Frank [Carp] Carpenter
When you have an American Presidential election, everyone [in NATO] "goes to tea" for a while. Lord Carrington
There are many things in life that are not fair …. I don’t believe that the Federal Government should take action to try to make these opportunities exactly equal. Jimmy Carter
It is now time to stop and ask ourselves the question which my last commanding officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover, asked me and every other naval officer who serves or has served in an atomic submarine. For our nation—for all of us—that question is, Why not the best? Jimmy Carter
Even our great nation has its recognized limits. Jimmy Carter
I warn against the tyranny of the majority of the people with good table manners. James Carville
We used to try and make fools out of our political opponents. Now we try and make criminals out of them. James Carville
Ireland’s opportunity is England’s adversity. Roger Casement
The more I am French, the more I feel a part of humanity. Rene Cassin
No [British] administration could remain in power that should consent to renounce the right of impressment or to suspend the practice … Robert Stewart Castlereagh
I am not a communist. I do not agree with communism. Fidel Castro
Cuba does not have nuclear rockets but it does have moral rockets. Fidel Castro
There are no slaves in Russia, only peasants attached to the land. Catherine II
Primacy of persons over structures. Catholic Church
…In certain parts of Latin America, the seizure of the vast majority of the wealth by an oligarchy of owners bereft of social consciousness, the practical absence or the shortcomings of a rule of law, military dictators making a mockery of elementary human rights, the corruption of certain powerful officials, the savage practices of some foreign capital interests constitute factors which nourish a passion for revolt among those who thus consider themselves the powerless victims of a new colonialism in the technological, financial, monetary, or economic order. Catholic Church
It is widely known, even in still illiterate sections of the world, that, thanks to the amazing advances in science and technology, mankind, still growing in numbers, is capable of assuring each human being the minimum of goods required by his dignity as a person. Catholic Church
The common good embraces the sum total of all those conditions of social life which enable individuals, families, and organizations to achieve complete and effective fulfillment. Catholic Church
The right to private property is inconceivable without responsibilities to the common good. Catholic Church
We have to move from our devotion to independence, through an understanding of interdependence Catholic Church
Whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where men are treated as mere tools for profit, rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others of their like are infamies indeed. Catholic Church
In Irish politics personal friendships are as strong and binding as public principle is weak. James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont
Anybody at that time who had $15 to spend on such things as books also hated Franklin Roosevelt. Bennett Cerf
Let none presume to tell me that the pen is preferable to the sword. Miguel de Cervantes
They who lose today may win tomorrow. Miguel de Cervantes
You came out of your mother’s belly without government. You have lived so far without the help of government …. How many people in this world live without government, yet do well enough, and are well looked upon? Miguel de Cervantes
Dangerous in its political aspect, the Commune is far more dangerous in the social. Jose de Armas Cespedes
Everything would have been all right if Hitler hadn't lied to me. Neville Chamberlain
I was called upon to fulfill the republican dreams of my forefathers. Violeta Barrios de Chamorro
The independence of America is one of the principle titles of glory to France. Jean Baptiste Champagny
[Summarizing his political career:] Just say I was sober and I meant to do every damn thing I did Albert B. Chandler
The bounds of society would be dissolved, the harmony of the world confounded, and the order of nature subverted, if reverence, respect and obedience might be refused to those whom the constitution has vested with the highest authority. Thomas B. Chandler
This is no time for fashion. Coco Chanel
Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same-hardihood. Give them raw truth. John Jay Chapman
Take this not for a threatening for I scorn to threaten any but my equals; but as an admonition from him, who, by nature and duty, has most care of your preservation and prosperity. Charles I
Never make a defense or apology before you be accused. Charles I
Not a moment longer! Charles I
If people don't want it, they won't have it. Prince Charles
Full oft in game a sooth I have heard said. Geoffrey Chaucer
Oft time switch cursing wrongfully returneth again to him that curseth, as a bird that returneth again to his own nest. Geoffrey Chaucer
Chavez is not Chavez. Chavez is the people! And the people will not be stopped. Hugo Chavez
… poison tongues … Hugo Chavez Frias
When we are honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of men we are. Cesar Chavez
Taiwan is a member of international society and it must take the same steps as the majority, which don’t have licensed prostitution. We must move forward with the current of the times. Chen Hsiu-chin
They [the communists] destroyed the best people; they destroyed the peasants. Victor Chernomyrdin
We have a top-down government that is basically a black hole for energy and a quicksand for idealism. A generation that gets impatient when a Web page takes more than a few seconds to appear is not going to waste its time on a government that’s not able to produce real solutions. Andrei Cherny
In the heart of every legislator lurks a judicial candidate waiting his or her turn for election. Lenore Chester
How much of the blood of the Angles and Saxons (whoever they were) there remains in our mixed British, Roman, German, Dane, Norman, and Picard stock is a matter only interesting to wild antiquaries. And how much of that diluted blood can possibly remain in that roaring whirlpool of America into which a cataract of Swedes, Jews, Germans, Irishmen, and Italians is perpetually pouring, is a matter only interesting to lunatics. Gilbert K. Chesterton
There are no wise few. Gilbert K. Chesterton
America is essentially and radically a democracy, not in name merely but in deed. Michel Chevalier
It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb; Christopher Society
Everyone pushes a falling fence. Chinese Proverb
He who says it cannot be done should get out of the way of the one who is doing it. Chinese Proverb
The palest ink is better than the best memory. Chinese Proverb
The tail of China is large and will not be wagged. Chinese Proverb
Alarm in hard times makes one live; indulgence in comfort makes one die. Chinese Proverb
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. Noam Chomsky
When the king goes out, his troops lead the vanguard. Then come flags, pennants, and musicians. From three to five hundred girls of the palace follow… After them other girls of the palace carry spears and shields—the private guard of the Prince. Courtiers and princes ride elephants … behind them come the king’s wives and concubines … At the end the king stands on an elephant with a precious sword in his hand. The elephants tusks have golden sheaths. Many elephants crowd around the king and his escort. Chou Ta Kuan; Zho Daguan
It is not one government or another that can solve all of the problems. It's you. Jean Chretien
We can not go back to a situation where we are cozy with the separatists. Jean Chretien
The time has come for you to decide whether Italians shall die for Mussolini and Hitler, or live for Italy and for civilization. Winston Churchill; Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Facts are better than dreams. Winston Churchill
I am bored with it all. Winston Churchill
We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. Winston Churchill
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry. Winston Churchill
If we open a quarrel between the present and the past, we shall be in danger of losing our future. Winston Churchill
It is most important to attract neutral shipping to our shores in the hope that the United States will become embroiled in the war. Winston Churchill
Let the children have their night of fun and laughter. Let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let the grownups share in full their unstinted pleasure before we turn again to the stern task and formidable years that lie before us. Winston Churchill
Never give up! Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never!! Winston Churchill
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than to be responsible and wrong. Winston Churchill
… not pretty or romantic but great and utilitarian. Winston Churchill
We are asking the nations of Europe between whom rivers of blood have flowed, to forget the feuds of a thousand years. Winston Churchill
Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than to be responsible and wrong. Winston Churchill
Stand firm ... Carry on ... It may easily be some weeks before the invader has been destroyed. Winston Churchill
Who profits from this? Cui bono? Marcus Tullius Cicero
If our society is to address social issues, it will be done at the local level or not at all. Henry Cisneros
… the most influential woman of her time Raymond Clapper
I think we made a mistake in limiting so severely the size of exempt staff. If we want to control policy and run the departments, Ministers need more staff. Joe Clark
If the Union should not be perpetual, nor the American name be synonymous with that of liberty in all coming time, slavery is at once the cause, the crime, and the avenger. Cassius Marcellus Clay
The times call for patience, calm and compromise. Henry Clay
Everything I have done has been wasted. In another 20 years France will be dead. Georges Clemenceau
The Articles [of Union with England] were confirmed in the Parliament of Scotland contrary to the inclinations of at least three-fourths of the kingdom. John Clerk of Penicuik
I can’t stand it anymore. I can’t stand what’s happening to this country. Hillary Clinton
We are using the criminal justice system to try and achieve political ends in this country …. It is part of a vast right wing conspiracy. Hillary Clinton
Bernie, my boyfriend Bill Clinton, is going to be President of the United States. Hillary Clinton
Government is a progressive instrument for the common good. Bill Clinton
I want to say again to the American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to trigger these events and the great burden they have imposed on the Congress and the American people. Bill Clinton
My opponents ask why we haven’t yet solved the Bosnian problem. Well, it started in 1369. Bill Clinton
The promise of our future is limitless. Bill Clinton
Anyone who has ever watched a child's eyes wander into sleep knows what posterity is. Posterity is the world to come. Bill Clinton
Being deaf or having any disability is not tragic. But the stereotypes about it are tragic. Bill Clinton
I challenge a new generation of young Americans to a season of service. Bill Clinton
If we settle for half measures, we will get nothing more. Bill Clinton
If you're going to preach the American dream ..., there's got to be something there at the end of the road. Bill Clinton
It's not so much whether you're gay or not, but whether you can own up to being gay and still have your job or serve your country. Bill Clinton
National service is America at its best. Bill Clinton
Our children are being fed a daily dosage of violence …. I know this stuff sells, but that doesn't make it right. Bill Clinton
The best social programs we've had in this country are those that have united the middle class and the poor. Bill Clinton
There are times when looking away is simply not enough. Bill Clinton
This country is being killed by people who try to break us down, tear us down and make us little when we have to be big. Bill Clinton
We have heard the trumpets. We have changed the guard. And now, each in our own way, and with God's help, we must answer the call. Bill Clinton
This country has been around for over 200 years because we live by hope and vision. Bill Clinton
When our memories outweigh our dreams we become old. And America is forever young. Bill Clinton
By God, Mr. Chairman, at this moment I stand astonished by my own moderation. Robert Clive
Say not the struggle naught availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth, And as things have been, things remain ... For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the main. And no by eastern windows only, When daylight comes, comes in the light, In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly, But, westward, look, the land is bright. Arthur Hugh Clough
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition. Arthur Hugh Clough
We stand at present on the confines between the liberty of the subject and the prerogatives of the king. Edward Coke
The first responsibility of the new government of Ireland is like trying to run a ship without a captain. Michael Collins
Rats and conquerors must expect no mercy in misfortune. Charles Caleb Colton
The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it. Confucius; Kung Fu-tse
I cannot compete with the grave. Roscoe Conkling
He [Ulysses S. Grant] will hew to the line of right, let the chips fly where they may. Roscoe Conkling
If nothing else I have become an expert on fate. John Connally
No one will ever know the complete truth. John Connally
United American Colonies Connecticut
A strike bulletin or an impassioned leaflet are of more moment than three hundred pretty and faultlessly written pages about the private woes of a gigolo or the biological ferment of a society dame… Jack Conroy; John Wesley Conroy
Washington has been a lethal town for wives. Blanche Wiesen Cook
Each man must have his "I"; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble. Charles Horton Cooley
When one has come to accept a certain course as duty he has a pleasant sense of relief and of lifted responsibility, even if the course involves pain Charles Horton Cooley
The prime element of the value of property is the knowledge that its peaceful use will be defended by government. Calvin Coolidge
We are all members of one body …. The benefit of one is the benefit of all. Calvin Coolidge

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