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A country losing touch with its own history is like an old man losing his glasses, a distressing sight, at once vulnerable, unsure, and easily disoriented.
– George Walden
A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all-powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic.
– Aldous Huxley
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
– Benjamin Franklin
A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
– Henry Waldorf Francis
A coward can be a hero, but a hero cannot be a coward.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
A coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave just one.
– Anonymous
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
– Mahatma Gandhi
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
– Euripides
A crash is when your competitor's program dies. When your program dies, it is an 'idiosyncrasy'. Frequently, crashes are followed with a message like 'ID 02'. 'ID' is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product should have had.
– Guy Kawasaki
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
– Ayn Rand
A credit union is not an ordinary financial concern, seeking to enrich its members at the expense of the general public. Neither is it a loan company, seeking to make a profit at the expense of the unfortunates… The credit union is nothing of the kind; it is the expression in the field of economics of a high social ideal.
– Alphonse Desjardins, The Canadian credit union pioneer made the remarks in a speech in the early 1900s.
A crime which is the crime of many none avenge.
– Lucan
A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
– Howard Scott, Economist
A critic is a bunch of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.
– Whitney Balliett
A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by.
– Christopher Morley
A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
– Channing Pollock
A crow is no whiter for being washed.
– French Proverb
A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.
– Pearl Bailey
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
– Aesop
A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
– Samuel Johnson
A cucumber whould be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and viniger, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
– Samuel Johnson
A cult is a religion with no political power
– Tom Wolfe
A cult is a religion with no political power.
– Tom Wolfe
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
– H.L. Mencken
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
– Sydney J. Harris

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