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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard
The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands. Lyndon B. Johnson
Political Islam is exclusive in its claims. Andrew Mango
What is a compromise? It is a work of mutual concession --- an agreement in which there are reciprocal stipulations --- a work in which, for the sake of peace and concord, one party abates his extreme demands in consideration of an abatement of extreme demands by the other party: it is a measure of mutual concession --- a measure of mutual sacrifice. Henry Clay
He who demands does not command. Italian Proverb
Let them especially put their demands in such a way that Great Britain could say that she supported both sides. James Ramsey MacDonald
America's insistent demand in the twentieth century is for social justice. Louis D. Brandeis
The United States position is clear. We do not meet demands. George W. Bush
The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. Albert Camus
This is what separates us from you: We made demands. You were satisfied to serve the power of your nation, and we dreamed of giving ours her truth. Albert Camus
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Frederick Douglass
Nuts! Anthony C. McAuliffe
Is anything more common in public negotiations than to begin with a higher demand, and that failing, descend to a lower? James Monroe; Robert Smith
By the force of our demands, our determination and our numbers, we shall splinter the segregated South into a thousand pieces, and put them back in the image of God and democracy. John Lewis
The nation that is the victim of a terrorist war may have no other option, other than giving in to the terrorists demands Fred Charles Ikle
Every Muslim is demanded to go to Jihad with himself and with his money, and if he can’t fight, he must do that with his money. Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. Spanish Proverb
Americans don’t do a good job, and shouldn’t do a good job, at separating the message from the messenger, when the messenger is killing people. Michael Mello
We have seen in Washington the worst kind of partisanship, the worst kind of gridlock. There is nothing wrong with our country. There is much wrong with our politics …. Barack Obama
Democratic rights develop when the ruled demand them and have the means to prevail. Timur Kuran
New Mexicans are anxious to assume that relation to the Government of the United States which will . . . advance their local interests, and will enable them, through their Senators and Representatives in Congress, to demand . . . protection and consideration from the Government which they now have to solicit as a matter of grace. Jose Francisco Chaves
Attempts have been made, in various parts of the country, as well as in the metropolis, to take advantage of the distress in which the laboring and manufacturing classes of the community are at present involved, to induce them to look for immediate relief, not only in a reform of Parliament on the plan of universal suffrage and annual election, but in a total overthrow of all existing establishments, and in a division of the landed, and extinction of the funded property of the country. England
If we were to give in to the United States, then we would not only give up the fruits of the Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War, but also abandon the results of the Manchurian Incident. There is no way we could endure this … the existence of our empire is threatened … there is nothing else we can do. Kei Hara
People have a right to certain non-negotiable demands of human dignity. Condoleeza Rice
The Demands of the Vietnamese People Nguyen Ai Quoc; Ho Chi
For black people the war [WWII] provided an opportunity to accelerate their demands for equality…. Black Americans highlighted the distance between this ideal of America and the reality of ongoing racial inequality, often through the black press and civil rights organizations Farah Jasmine Griffin
We demand .. the government of the rightly guided caliphate, which is established on the basis of the sovereignty of sharia and not on the whims of the majority. Ayman Al-Zawahiri
To demand these God-given rights is to seek black power Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
What is the rush? Is all of this done out of fear? Is the Congress of the United States to yield to threats of further demonstrations by minority group leaders—blackmail if you will? …. Is the Congress to comply by legislation with the demands and even riots of every organized minority group in the country? William Colmer
Some environmentalists demands are counter productive. Avoiding pesticides for example means farming more land less efficiently, which leads to higher prices, more hunger, more disease …, and less biodiversity. Bjorn Lomborg
Opening positions are opening positions. John Kerry
The fundamental problem of society is that demands are infinite and resources are always limited Bernard Crick
Azerbaijan unleashed the war [against Armenia], and was defeated in that war; Azerbaijan asked for truce, … and later started to sob about the dire repercussions of that war. As if wars ever bring pleasant repercussions. And on top of that, Azerbaijan adopted a conceited stance and started to make demands as if anywhere in the world defeated aggressors are ever allowed to make demands. Serzh Sargsyan
No amount of moral admonishment or "indirect pressure" will guarantee that our demands are met, in the absence of our own organizational presence on the ground. Only by struggling ourselves can we convince our allies of our attachment to the revolution, to the land, and to our national rights. And only by struggling ourselves will we have the chance to impose our demands, in the face of all reactionary opposition. Monte Melkonian
The demands of Germany may require too much sacrifice of the rights of others for them to be granted, but for the peace of the world they must be considered with the utmost seriousness, and it is difficult to escape the conclusion that sooner or later some of them will have to receive satisfaction. Archibald Cary Coolidge
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. Soren Kierkegaard
The repeal of a few acts of parliament, would at this time have satisfied America. But confident of victory, the ministers were deaf to petitions and remonstrances David Ramsey
When it comes to China’s relationship with foreign countries, it is of course better to have peace. But before we can have real peace, China must be ready to fight. If we give in to every demand, then the more we seek peace, the less likely we are going to get it. Cixi
Now the situation is perilous, and the Powers are glaring at us like tigers eyeing their prey, all trying to barge into our country. Considering the financial and military situation in China today, we will of course try and avoid a war … But if our powerful enemies try and force us to yield to demands to which we cannot possibly consent, then we shall have no other alternative but to rely on the justice of our cause and to unite and fight. Cixi
The only way communities will have great schools is if the people demand it. Kaya Henderson
People who have been empowered by positive change are demanding quick solutions to current problems. Michelle Bachelet
How do we build an intelligent plan for growth over decades while responding to citizen’s immediate demands for less inequality and more opportunity. We must do both. Michelle Bachelet
China, North Korea's last ally in the world has just voted agaisnt them [in the United Nations]. What would you do if you thought every country in the world was against you and you wanted to survive? You would buy insurance. And the best insurance you could get to prevent invasion would be nuclear weapons, and that is just what North Korea has done. So now, when the President [Trump] threatens them, what do they do? They go out and buymore insurance. Fareed Zakaria