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We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
We have here a human as well as an economic problem. When humane considerations are concerned, Americans give them precedence. The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education ... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.
– E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
We have inadvertently designed a system in which being good at what you do as a teacher is not formally rewarded, while being poor at what you do is seldom corrected nor penalized.
– Elliot Wayne Eisner
We have invented the literature because the reality wasn't imaginative enough and we also wanted to be alone, at least for a while!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
– Thomas Paine
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
– Jonathan Swift
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love, one another.
– Jonathan Swift
We have learned that terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength; they are invited by the perception of weakness. And the surest way to avoid attacks on our own people is to engage the enemy where he lives and plans. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own streets, in our own cities.
– George W. Bush, September 7, 2003
We have long passed the Victorian era, when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby.
– W. Somerset Maugham
We have met the enemy and it is us.
– Walt Kelly
We have more faith in a well-written romance while we are reading it than in common history. The vividness of the representations in the one case more than counterbalances the mere knowledge of the truth of facts in the other.
– Hazlitt
We have more poets thatnjudges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem that to understand a good one.
– Michel de Montaigne
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
– John Adams
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
– George Bernard Shaw
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
– Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck
We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.
– George Bernard Shaw
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice-that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.'
– Sydney Harris
We have not seen great things done in our time except by those who have been considered mean; the rest have failed.
– Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We have not yet reached the goal but.. we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.
– Herbert Hoover
We have nothing to lose but our chains
– Jo Stanley
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
– Eric Hoffer
We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life.
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Speech to the graduating class at Harvard (1978)
We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.
– Oscar Wilde

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