Normando's Quotes

Here's the list of quotes submitted by Normando  —  There are currently 783 quotes total — keep up the great work!

Individuality is to be preserved and respected everywhere, as the root of everything good

Jean Paul  Famous Quote

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Who is the fascist? Individualism and the political philosophy of limited government is not only inconsistent with but is the exact opposite of fascism and Nazism. Under fascism and Nazism, the state reigns supreme with absolute power over everyone and all forms of property. It can well be asked: who is the fascist, when the president of the United States and many Democrats and Republicans in congress call for expanded authority for the FBI and other federal security agencies to intrude into the lives of the American citizenry? Who is the fascist, when the call is made for increased power for the FBI to undertake “roving wiretapping” or have easier access to the telephone and credit-card records of the general population? Who is the fascist, when the proposal is made to make it easier for the FBI to investigate and infiltrate any political organization or association because the government views it as a potential terrorist danger?

Richard Ebeling  Famous Quote

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All couples have disagreements and argue. And, when couples are stressed, they are likely to have more arguments. What distinguishes the marriages that last from those that don’t is not how often they argue, but how they argue and how they treat each other on a daily basis.

Ted Futris  Famous Quote

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Importantly, we found that when couples are engaging in a negative conflict pattern like demand/withdrawal, expressions of gratitude and appreciation can counteract or buffer the negative effects of this type of interaction on marital stability.

Ted Futris  Famous Quote

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We found that feeling appreciated and believing that your spouse values you directly influences how you feel about your marriage, how committed you are to it, and your belief that it will last.

Ted Futris  Famous Quote

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With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.

James Madison  Famous Quote

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All men have equal rights, but not to equal things.

Edmund Burke  Famous Quote

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The First Amendment says nothing about a right not to be offended. The risk of finding someone else's speech offensive is the price each of us pays for our own free speech. Free people don't run to court, or to the principal, when they encounter a message they don't like. They answer it with one of their own.

Jeff Jacoby  Famous Quote

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Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive and free.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

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A society that does not recognize that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom.

Friedrich August von Hayek  Famous Quote

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Everyone has his own conscience, and there should be no rules about how a conscience should function.

Ernest Hemingway  Famous Quote

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If there is a bedrock principle of the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

Justice William J. Brennan  Famous Quote

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Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities.

Alan Bloom  Famous Quote

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When individuals and nations have once got in their heads the abstract concept of full-blown liberty, there is nothing like it in its uncontrollable strength.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel  Famous Quote

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Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance -- these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.

Sir Isaiah Berlin  Famous Quote

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Profound insights arise only in debate, with a possibility of counterargument, only when there is a possibility of expressing not only correct ideas but also dubious ideas.

Andrew Sakharov  Famous Quote

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There can be no freedom without freedom to fail.

Eric Hoffer  Famous Quote

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A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism (no final say); it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will.

Jonathan Rauch  Famous Quote

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I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.

Thomas Paine  Famous Quote

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In a little while you will have forgotten everything; in a little while everything will have forgotten you.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Why should we feel anger at the world? As if the world would notice?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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If you don’t want to be cantankerous, don’t feed your temper, or multiply incidents of anger. Suppress the first impulse to be angry, then begin to count the days on which you don’t get mad.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Pain too is just a scary mask: look under it and you will see. The body sometimes suffers, but relief is never far behind. And if that isn’t good enough for you, the door stands open; otherwise put up with it. The door needs to stay open whatever the circumstances, with the result that our problems disappear.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Pain is neither intolerable nor everlasting if you bear in mind that it has its limits, and if you add nothing to it in imagination.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Now think of the things which goad man into destroying man: they are hope, envy, hatred, fear and contempt.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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When another blames you or hates you, or when men say anything injurious about you, approach their poor souls, penetrate within, and see what kind of men they are. You will discover that there is no reason to be concerned that these men have this or that opinion about you.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man’s life.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Death and pain are not frightening, it’s the fear of pain and death we need to fear. Which is why we praise the poet who wrote, ‘Death is not fearful, but dying like a coward is.’

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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If money is your only standard, then consider that, by your lights, someone who loses their nose does not suffer any harm.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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To be sure, external things of whatever kind require skill in their use, but we must not grow attached to them; whatever they are, they should only serve for us to show how skilled we are in our handling of them.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Do as Socrates did, never replying to the question of where he was from with, ‘I am Athenian,’ or ‘I am from Corinth,’ but always, ‘I am a citizen of the world.’

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Never get into family fights over material things; give them up willingly, and your moral standing will increase in proportion.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Nothing important comes into being overnight; even grapes or figs need time to ripen. If you say that you want a fig now, I will tell you to be patient. First, you must allow the tree to flower, then put forth fruit; then you have to wait until the fruit is ripe. So if the fruit of a fig tree is not brought to maturity instantly or in an hour, how do you expect the human mind to come to fruition, so quickly and easily?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Whenever externals are more important to you than your own integrity, then be prepared to serve them the remainder of your life.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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All our efforts must be directed towards an end, or we will act in vain. If it is not the right end, we will fail utterly.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The following are non-sequiturs: ‘I am richer, therefore superior to you’; or ‘I am a better speaker, therefore a better person, than you’.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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When you’ve done well and another has benefited by it, why like a fool do you look for a third thing on top— credit for the good deed or a favor in return?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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If you have been placed in a position above others, are you automatically going to behave like a despot? Remember who you are and whom you govern – that they are kinsmen, brothers by nature, fellow descendants of Zeus.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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When a guide meets up with someone who is lost, ordinarily his reaction is to direct him on the right path, not mock or malign him, then turn on his heel and walk away. As for you, lead someone to the truth and you will find that he can follow. But as long as you don’t point it out to him, don’t make fun of him; be aware of what you need to work on instead.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Never value anything as profitable that compels you to break your promise, to lose your self-respect, to hate any man, to suspect, to curse, to act the hypocrite, to desire anything that needs walls and curtains.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Accustom yourself to attend carefully to what is said by another, and as much as it is possible, try to inhabit the speaker’s mind.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Shall any man hate me? That will be his affair. But I will be mild and benevolent toward every man, and ready to show even him his mistake, not reproachfully, nor yet as making a display of my endurance, but nobly and honestly.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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[Treat] unenlightened souls with sympathy and indulgence, remembering that they are ignorant or mistaken about what’s most important. Never be harsh, remember Plato’s dictum: ‘Every soul is deprived of the truth against its will.’

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Think of all the years passed by in which you said to yourself “I’ll do it tomorrow,” and how the gods have again and again granted you periods of grace of which you have not availed yourself. It is time to realize that you are a member of the Universe, that you are born of Nature itself, and to know that a limit has been set to your time. Use every moment wisely, to perceive your inner refulgence, or ’twill be gone and nevermore within your reach.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: Each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not “This is misfortune,” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune”.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Set yourself in motion, if it is in your power, and do not look about you to see if anyone will observe it; nor yet expect Plato’s Republic: but be content if the smallest thing goes on well, and consider such an event to be no small matter.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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You can pass your life in an equable flow of happiness if you can follow the right way and think and act in the right way.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Failure to observe what is in the mind of another has seldom made a man unhappy; but those who do not observe the movements of their own minds must of necessity be unhappy.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Remind yourself that it is not the future or what has passed that afflicts you, but always the present.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Nothing is burdensome if taken lightly, and how nothing need arouse one’s irritation so long as one doesn’t make it bigger than it is by getting irritated.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Every day as it comes should be welcomed and reduced forthwith into our own possession as if it were the finest day imaginable. What flies past has to be seized at.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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You will give yourself relief, if you do every act of your life as if it were the last.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Where a man can live, he can also live well.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Consider that as the heaps of sand piled on one another hide the former sands, so in life the events that go before are soon covered by those that come after.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishments.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Don’t let outward appearances mislead you into thinking that someone with more prestige, power or some other distinction must on that account be happy.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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I say that virtue is more valuable than wealth to the same degree that eyes are more valuable than fingernails.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Either you’re going to be depressed when your wish is not realized or foolishly pleased with yourself if it is, overjoyed for the wrong reasons.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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An ignorant person is inclined to blame others for his own misfortune. To blame oneself is proof of progress. But the wise man never has to blame another or himself.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Passions stem from frustrated desire.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Glory paid to our ashes comes too late.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Consider that everything is opinion, and opinion is in your power. Take away then, when you choose, your opinion, and like a mariner who has rounded the headland, you will find calm, everything stable, and a waveless bay.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Someone bathes in haste; don’t say he bathes badly, but in haste. Someone drinks a lot of wine; don’t say he drinks badly, but a lot. Until you know their reasons, how do you know that their actions are vicious?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived, if it is true that this is the only thing which he has, and that a man cannot lose something he does not already possess.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Death and life, success and failure, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty, all these happen to good and bad alike, and they are neither noble nor shameful – and hence neither good nor bad.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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He who has a vehement desire for posthumous fame does not consider that every one of those who remember him will himself also die very soon.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Have I been made for this, to lie under the blankets and keep myself warm?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Who exactly are these people that you want to be admired by? Aren’t they the same people you are in the habit of calling crazy? And is this your life ambition, then – to win the approval of lunatics?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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In the morning, when you rise unwillingly, let this thought be present: I am rising to the work of a human being.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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No man can escape his destiny, the next inquiry being how he may best live the time that he has to live.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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As if you had died and your life had extended only to this present moment, use the surplus that is left to you to live from this time onward according to nature.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Keep reminding yourself of the way things are connected, of their relatedness. All things are implicated in one another and in sympathy with each other. This event is the consequence of some other one. Things push and pull on each other, and breathe together, and are one.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Poverty is the mother of crime.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Even the smallest thing should be done with reference to an end.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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You can commit injustice by doing nothing.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Confine yourself to the present.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Whatever happens to you has been waiting to happen since the beginning of time.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Is any man afraid of change? What can take place without change? What then is more pleasing or more suitable to the universal nature? And can you take a hot bath unless the wood for the fire undergoes a change? And can you be nourished unless the food undergoes a change? And can anything else that is useful be accomplished without change? Do you not see then that for yourself also to change is just the same, and equally necessary for the universal nature?

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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A man when he has done a good act, does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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To love only what happens, what was destined. No greater harmony.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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It is not events that disturb people, it is their judgements concerning them.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The best answer to anger is silence.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in all the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.

John Steinbeck  Famous Quote

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There is an almost universal tendency, perhaps an inborn tendency, to suspect the good faith of a man who holds opinions that differ from our own opinions... It obviously endangers the freedom and the objectivity of our discussion if we attack a person instead of attacking an opinion or, more precisely, a theory.

Sir Karl Popper  Famous Quote

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And it is not difficult to show, by abundant instances, that to extend the bounds of what may be called moral police, until it encroaches on the most unquestionably legitimate liberty of the individual, is one of the most universal of all human propensities.

John Stuart Mill  Famous Quote

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Any attempt to replace a personal conscience by a collective conscience does violence to the individual and is the first step toward totalitarianism.

Herman Hesse  Famous Quote

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Whenever 'A' attempts by law to impose his moral standards upon 'B', 'A' is most likely a scoundrel.

H. L. Mencken  Famous Quote

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Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer. It's so hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true. The fact is, bureaucracies are a problem around the world.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson  Famous Quote

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It used to be the boast of free men that, so long as they kept within the bounds of the known law, there was no need to ask anybody's permission or to obey anybody's orders. It is doubtful whether any of us can make this claim today.

Friedrich August von Hayek  Famous Quote

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The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

John Stuart Mill  Famous Quote

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A free society cherishes nonconformity. It knows from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas.

Henry Steele Commager  Famous Quote

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There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.

Thomas Babington Macaulay  Famous Quote

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What is common to many is least taken care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than what they possess in common with others.

Aristotle  Famous Quote

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The most fatal blow to progress is slavery of the intellect. The most sacred right of humanity is the right to think, and next to the right to think is the right to express that thought without fear.

Helen H. Gardner  Famous Quote

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It is the tragic story of the cultural crusader in a mass society that he cannot win, but that we would be lost without him.

Paul F. Lazarsfeld  Famous Quote

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No one is free who is not master of himself.

Pythagoras  Famous Quote

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It must be admitted that the tendency of the human race toward liberty is largely thwarted, especially in France. This is greatly due to a fatal desire -- learned from the teachings of antiquity -- that our writers on public affairs have in common: They desire to set themselves above mankind in order to arrange, organize, and regulate it according to their fancy.

Frederick Bastiat  Famous Quote

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In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? — On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependance on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war.

Bill Ayers  Famous Quote

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Socialism in America will come through the ballot box.

Gus Hall  Famous Quote

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One of the ironies, as some have observed, is that the secular project has itself become a religion, pursued with religious fervor. It is taking on all the trappings of a religion – including inquisitions and excommunication. Those who defy the creed risk a figurative burning at the stake – social, educational, and professional ostracism and exclusion waged through lawsuits and savage social media campaigns.

William Barr  Famous Quote

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The whole point of the liberal revolution that gave rise to the 1960’s was to free us from somebody else’s dogma, but now the same people…are striving to impose on others a secularized religion…disguising it behind innocuous labels like ‘diversity training’ and ‘respect for difference.

Richard Bernstein  Famous Quote

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When you elevate victimhood as virtue, you will create a culture in which people are tripping over themselves to be oppressed.

Allie Beth Stuckey  Famous Quote

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[Some people] have a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom. I believe that it is easier to establish an absolute and despotic government amongst a people in which the conditions of society are equal, than amongst any other; and I think that, if such a government were once established amongst such a people, it would not only oppress men, but would eventually strip each of them of several of the highest qualities of humanity. Despotism, therefore, appears to me peculiarly to be dreaded in democratic times.

Alexis de Tocqueville  Famous Quote

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What is a left-wing socialist but a Marxist without a gun?

Don Feder  Famous Quote

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We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.

Adolf Hitler  Famous Quote

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Spending by government currently amounts to about 45 percent of national income. By that test, government owns 45 percent of the means of production that produce the national income. The U.S. is now 45 percent socialist.

Milton Friedman  Famous Quote

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The salient feature of America in the Age of Obama is a failed government class institutionally committed to living beyond its means, and a citizenry too many of whom are content to string along.

Mark Steyn  Famous Quote

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The task of weaning various people and groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice.

Linda Bowles  Famous Quote

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The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.

Sir Winston Churchill  Famous Quote

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We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin  Famous Quote

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One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.

Thomas Sowell  Famous Quote

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Let's see socialism for what it is. Not in the abstract, but in reality. Socialism is: The taking of money (taxes) from some people who work for it and giving it to others who don't work for it. On a grand scale. The vast expansion of freebies doled out by central government. In order to create and sustain dependence. The government protection of favored persons and corporations, permitting them and aiding them to expand their fortunes without limit, regardless of what crimes they commit in the process. (Monsanto would be a fine example.) The squeezing out of those who would compete with the favored persons and corporations. The dictatorship by and for the very wealthy, pretending to be the servant of the masses. The lie that the dictatorship is being run by the masses. The gradual lowering of the standard of living for the overwhelming number of people. The propaganda claiming socialism is the path to a better world for all. In other words, socialism is a protection racket and a long con and a heartless system of elite control, posing as the greatest good. It is just another form of top-down tyranny as old as the hills.

Jon Rappoport  Famous Quote

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When the leader is morally weak and his discipline not strict, when his instructions and guidance are not enlightened, when there are no consistent rules, neighboring rulers will take advantage of this.

Sun Tzu  Famous Quote

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A man must first govern himself ere he is fit to govern a family; and his family ere he be fit to bear the government of the commonwealth.

Sir Walter Raleigh  Famous Quote

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[There can be no] rational administration of government when good men are held in the same esteem as bad ones.

Polybius  Famous Quote

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The Declaration of Independence, however, is not a legal prescription conferring powers upon the courts; and the Constitution's refusal to deny or disparage other rights is far removed from affirming any one of them, and even farther removed from authorizing judges to identify what they might be, and to enforce the judges' list against laws duly enacted by the people.

Justice Antonin Scalia  Famous Quote

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Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity.

Henry Wheeler Shaw  Famous Quote

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Some conservatives are surprised to find people on the Left supporting the war in Afghanistan. It's not surprising at all…It is hard for the government to prosecute a war and not expand…Conservatives may think they can support war and oppose the expansion of the state, but that is like trying to square the circle. What makes them think they can contain the expansion?

Sheldon Richman  Famous Quote

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Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command; for otherwise this force would be annihilated, on the first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.

Noah Webster  Famous Quote

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As the Founding Fathers knew well, a government that does not trust its honest, law-abiding, taxpaying citizens with the means of self-defense is not itself worthy of trust. Laws disarming honest citizens proclaim that the government is the master, not the servant of the people... The Bill of Rights does not grant rights to the people, such that its repeal would legitimately confer upon government the powers otherwise proscribed. The Bill of Rights is the list of the fundamental, inalienable rights, endowed in man by his Creator, that define what it means to be a free and independent people, the rights which must exist to ensure that government governs only with the consent of the people.

Jeffrey R. Snyder  Famous Quote

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[Communist Goals for America:] - Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” - Control schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. - Soften curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put party line in textbooks. Control student newspapers. - Infiltrate churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion (i.e. “social justice,” “liberation theology”). - Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” - Discredit American culture. - Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and divorce. - Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.

Albert S. Herlong Jr.  Famous Quote

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God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.

Chester William Nimitz  Famous Quote

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Arms observe no bounds; nor can the wrath of the sword, once drawn, be easily checked or stayed; war delights in blood.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca  Famous Quote

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Standing armies consist of professional soldiers who owe their livelihood and income to the government. Unlike civilians who render periodic service in local militia, professional soldiers do not own property and therefore do not have any source of income other than the government’s military paymaster. Thus, they are more likely to serve the government’s interests, regardless of whether its leaders are dishonest and corrupt or not. In fact, standing armies may even promote rapacious foreign or domestic policies if such policies enrich the army. In contrast, arms bearing, property owning citizen militiamen have a stake in the health of the republic as a whole and can be trusted to act in the republic’s best interests, whether those interests call for action in support of or against the political leadership of the nation.

Anthony J. Dennis  Famous Quote

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Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?

Henry David Thoreau  Famous Quote

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Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics: 29 have been accused of spousal abuse. 7 have been arrested for fraud. 19 have been accused of writing bad checks. 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses. 3 have been arrested for assault. 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit. 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges. 8 have been arrested for shoplifting. 21 are current defendants in law suits. 84 were stopped for drunk driving in 1998 alone. Can you guess which organization this is? Give up? It's the 535 members of your United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Jack Sharp  Famous Quote

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Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let me label you as they may.

Mark Twain  Famous Quote

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I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge  Famous Quote

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Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.

Moses Ben Maimon Maimonides  Famous Quote

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Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.

Ludwig Wittgenstein  Famous Quote

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No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.

James Madison  Famous Quote

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From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

Carl Schurz  Famous Quote

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Men must have the right of choice, even to choose wrong, if he shall ever learn to choose right

Josiah C. Wedgewood  Famous Quote

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To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only. Yet I fear such a paper would find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it's benefits, than is done by it's abandoned prostitution to falsehood.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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The Seven Deadly Sins of the Press: Concentrated Power of the Big Press. Passing of competition and the coming of monopoly. Governmental control of the press. Timidity, especially in the face of group and corporate pressures. Big Business mentality. Clannishness among the newspaper publishers that has prevented them from criticizing each other. Social blindness.

Max Lerner  Famous Quote

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It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

Thomas Paine  Famous Quote

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The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either - but right through every human heart.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn  Famous Quote

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At the foundation of our civil liberties lies the principle that denies to government officials an exceptional position before the law and which subjects them to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.

Justice Louis Brandeis  Famous Quote

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...[T]here is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man's face and another behind his back.

Robert E Lee  Famous Quote

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Law never made men a whit more just.

Henry David Thoreau  Famous Quote

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Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

Anais Nin  Famous Quote

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I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.

Anais Nin  Famous Quote

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John F. Kennedy  Famous Quote

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When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty obtained that wise men look for.

John Milton  Famous Quote

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[A] deep-rooted culture of incompetence and corruption has made it virtually impossible for government to function fairly and efficiently. And because most government employees are shielded by layers of protection, they couldn't care less. Never before in the history of this nation has there been a greater divide between a self-serving federal leviathan and millions of Americans... 'Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem,' Ronald Reagan reminded us during his inaugural address in 1981. Nothing's changed since then, with one exception: It's gotten far worse.

Arnold Ahlert  Famous Quote

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Gun control advocates need to realize that passing laws that honest gun owners will not obey is a self-defeating strategy. Gun owners are not about to surrender their rights, and only the most foolish of politicians would risk the stability of the government by trying to use the force of the state to disarm the people.

J. Neil Schulman  Famous Quote

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The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

Norman Vincent Peale  Famous Quote

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I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe ... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. -- From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.

Daniel Webster  Famous Quote

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The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who would pervert it!

Abraham Lincoln  Famous Quote

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In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.

Ayn Rand  Famous Quote

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The newspaper is of necessity something of a monopoly, and its first duty is to shun the temptations of monopoly. Its primary office is the gathering of news. At the peril of its soul it must see that the supply is not tainted. Neither in what it gives, nor in what it does not give, nor in the mode of presentation, must the unclouded face of truth suffer wrong. Comment is free but facts are sacred.

C. P. Scott  Famous Quote

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A half truth is the worst of all lies, because it can be defended in partiality.

Solon  Famous Quote

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From the utopian viewpoint, the United States constitution is a singularly hard-bitten and cautious document, for it breathes the spirit of skepticism about human altruism and incorporates a complex system of checks, balances and restrictions, so that everybody is holding the reins on everybody else.

Chad Walsh  Famous Quote

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An unexamined idea, to paraphrase Socrates, is not worth having and a society whose ideas are never explored for possible error may eventually find its foundations insecure.

Mark van Doren  Famous Quote

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The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.

Daniel Webster  Famous Quote

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Populism is rising because liberals have become unbearable, Okay? And I speak as a liberal… Liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal and it’s a massive problem. What’s the point of calling yourself a liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view? You know, this snowflake culture we operate in, this victimhood culture that everyone, has to think in a certain way, behave a certain way. Everyone has to have a bleeding heart… You say a joke 10 years ago that offended somebody you can never host the Oscars… So what’s happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture. They’re fed up with the snowflake culture. They’re fed up with everyone being offended by everything… They just want to tell people, not just how to lead their life but if you don’t lead it the way I tell you to, It’s a kind of version of fascism.

Piers Morgan  Famous Quote

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The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.

H. L. Mencken  Famous Quote

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In the 1950’s [America was] the richest nation, the richest city on earth was Detroit. They voted for change and so now it is the poorest city in America. At the same time, the nation of South Korea, of all the nations on earth, was third from the bottom. Virtually the poorest nation on earth. It is now tenth from the top. If you understand the principle, the greater freedom, the greater the wealth, you can then put any nation [on this chart]. Now you can go to Tagusagopos, you can go to Buenos Aires, you can go to Cairo, you can go to Philadelphia and all you need to know is what percentage of the Gross Domestic Product is controlled by government, and the greater the government, the greater the poverty, and that’s all politics is about. Every day politicians say, “I can make a better decision for you than you can for yourself, and let me take your money away from you and make it on your behalf” and thus make the nation poorer.

Bob McEwen  Famous Quote

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Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred Pennyworth  Famous Quote

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It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Noel Coward  Famous Quote

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Stripped of all its covering, the naked question is, whether ours is a federal or consolidated government; a constitutional or absolute one; a government resting solidly on the basis of the sovereignty of the States, or on the unrestrained will of a majority; a form of government, as in all other unlimited ones, in which injustice, violence, and force must ultimately prevail.

John C. Calhoun  Famous Quote

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Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the latent spark... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?

John Adams  Famous Quote

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The civilized man has a moral obligation to be skeptical, to demand the credentials of all statements that claim to be facts

Bergman Evans  Famous Quote

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Without an unfettered press, without liberty of speech, all of the outward forms and structures of free institutions are a sham, a pretense -- the sheerest mockery. If the press is not free; if speech is not independent and untrammeled; if the mind is shackled or made impotent through fear, it makes no difference under what form of government you live, you are a subject and not a citizen.

William E. Borah  Famous Quote

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Fidelity to the public requires that the laws be as plain and explicit as possible, that the less knowing may understand, and not be ensnared by them, while the artful evade their force.

Samuel Cooke  Famous Quote

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The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened by convictions.

Alexander Chase  Famous Quote

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The First Amendment does not require students to leave their religion at the schoolhouse door. … If students can wear T-shirts advertising sports teams, rock groups or politicians, they can also wear T-shirts that promote religion. … Religion is too important to our history and our heritage for us to keep it out of our schools.

Bill Clinton  Famous Quote

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The same fact that Boccaccio offers in support of religion might be adduced in behalf of a republic: It exists in spite of its ministers.”

Heinrich Heine  Famous Quote

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We are sure living in a peculiar time. You get more for not working than you will for working, and more for not raising a hog than for raising it.

Will Rogers  Famous Quote

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The decidedly Christian nature of these prayers must not be dismissed as the relic of a time when our Nation was less pluralistic than it is today. Congress continues to permit its appointed and visiting chaplains to express themselves in a religious idiom. … To hold that invocations must be nonsectarian would force the legislatures … and the courts … to act as … censors of religious speech. … Government may not mandate a civic religion that stifles any but the most generic reference to the sacred any more than it may prescribe a religious orthodoxy …

Justice Anthony Kennedy  Famous Quote

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In Torcaso v. Watkins, (1961), we did indeed refer to ‘secular humanism’ as a ‘religion’.

Antonin Scalia  Famous Quote

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Among the religions in this country which do not teach what would generally be considered a belief in the existence of God are Buddhism, Taoism, ethical culture, secular humanism and others.

Hugo Black  Famous Quote

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The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

W. B. Yeats  Famous Quote

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Well-meaning Americans in the name of freedom have taken freedom away. For the sake of religious tolerance, they’ve forbidden religious practice.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

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If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical Society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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If a juror feels that the statute involved in any criminal offence is unfair, or that it infringes upon the defendant's natural god-given unalienable or constitutional rights, then it is his duty to affirm that the offending statute is really no law at all and that the violation of it is no crime at all, for no one is bound to obey an unjust law.

Harlan F. Stone  Famous Quote

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[T]he Swiss people are the best practitioners of the ideals of non-aggression. The Swiss national government posts are parttime positions. Most decisions are made at the canton (state) level. Swiss per capita income is the highest in the world, showing that non-aggression pays. How did the Swiss come to adopt a relatively non-aggressive constitution in an aggressive world? In the mid-1800s, they imitated our constitution and stuck with it!

Mary J. Ruwart  Famous Quote

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Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.

C.S. Lewis  Famous Quote

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The first goal and primary function of the U.S. public school is not to educate good people, but good citizens. It is the function which we call - in enemy nations - 'state indoctrination.

Jonathan Kozol  Famous Quote

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The state may not establish a ‘religion of secularism’ in the sense of affirmatively opposing or showing hostility to religion, thus ‘preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe.

Justice Potter Stewart  Famous Quote

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Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart noted (in his dissent of Abington Township, 1963) ‘if religious exercises are held to be impermissible activity in schools, religion is placed at an artificial and state-created disadvantage. Permission for such exercises for those who want them is necessary if the schools are truly to be neutral in the matter of religion. And a refusal to permit them is seen not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as the establishment of a religion of secularism.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

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The highest art of the chessplayer lies in not allowing your opponent to show you what he can do.

Gary Kasparov  Famous Quote

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Thus perhaps the most dangerous of all socialist attacks on America in the 1990s is the onslaught to register and confiscate America's firearms. America cannot be subjugated to communism or a socialist dictatorship until Americans are first disarmed. Poland has strict gun control; so does Cambodia, Russia, and Red China. Over 100 million people were brutally slaughtered in those countries, but first they were disarmed. The danger to people when they can't own guns is far greater than any danger gun ownership can ever create.

David S. McAlvaney  Famous Quote

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[I]f society acknowledges that handguns have significant defensive value and can help save the lives of police officers and security guards, how can society deny that handguns can also help save the lives of other people?

David B. Kopel  Famous Quote

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Your children’s children will live under communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept Communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. We won’t have to fight you; We’ll so weaken your economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.

Nikita Khrushchev  Famous Quote

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Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.

George Orwell  Famous Quote

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For the past 30 years our nation’s spent $5 trillion trying to erase poverty, and the result, as you know, is that we didn’t get rid of it at all. In fact, we spread it. We destroyed the self-esteem of millions of people, grinding them down in a welfare system that penalizes moms for wanting to marry the father of their children, and penalizes moms for wanting to save money. Friends, that’s not right.

J. C. Watts  Famous Quote

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The classical Liberal, during the Revolutionary time, was a man who wanted less power for the king and more power for the people. He wanted people to have more say in the running of their lives and he wanted protection for the God-given rights of the people. He did not believe those rights were dispensations granted by the king to the people, he believed that he was born with them. Well, that today is the Conservative.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

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Understanding of men can be warped and their affections changed by operations upon their passions and prejudices.

William Henry Harrison  Famous Quote

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It is a sad reminder that many in the media are not interested in journalism but progressive advocacy.

Mollie Hemingway  Famous Quote

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Too often when we talk about racial healing, we make the old assumption that government can heal the racial divide. … Republicans and Democrats – red, yellow, black and white – have to understand that we must individually, all of us, accept our share of responsibility. … It does not happen by dividing us into racial groups. It does not happen by trying to turn rich against poor or by using the politics of fear. It does not happen by reducing our values to the lowest common denominator. And friends, it does not happen by asking Americans to accept what’s immoral and wrong in the name of tolerance.

J. C. Watts  Famous Quote

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The greatest problem facing the United States today is not racism; it is the disappearance of the can-do attitude that built the country, ... We’ve lost the sense of individual responsibility for our problems, and that’s bad enough. But what’s worse, we’re losing faith in our ability to solve our problems. This acquired sense of helplessness is catastrophic, and it has paralyzed large swaths of the American public – rural, urban and suburban. … Encouraging dependence upon government not only creates generations of helpless people; it inures them to government’s ineffectiveness.

Laura Hollis  Famous Quote

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Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood's school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.

Plato  Famous Quote

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There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.

Booker T. Washington  Famous Quote

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Bill Federer  Famous Quote

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Law logic -- an artificial system of reasoning, exclusively used in courts of justice, but good for nothing anywhere else.

John Quincy Adams  Famous Quote

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Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.

Toni Morrison  Famous Quote

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All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.

John Adams  Famous Quote

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Communism is not a creation of the masses to overthrow the Banking establishment, but rather a creation of the Banking establishment to overthrow and enslave the people.

Anthony J. Hilder  Famous Quote

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Once again prosperous and successful crime goes by the name of virtue; good men obey the bad, might is right and fear oppresses law.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca  Famous Quote

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If something is wrong for you or me, it is also wrong for the cop, the soldier, the mayor, the governor, the general, the Fed chairman, the president. Theft does not become acceptable when they call it taxation, counterfeiting when they call it monetary policy, kidnapping when they call it the draft, mass murder when they call it foreign policy. We understand that it is never acceptable to wield violence nor the threat of violence against the innocent, whether by the mugger or the politician.

Lew Rockwell  Famous Quote

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Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

John Adams  Famous Quote

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Totalitarianism begins in contempt for what you have. The second step is the notion: “Things must change—no matter how, Anything is better than what we have.” Totalitarian rulers organize this kind of mass sentiment, and by organizing it articulate it, and by articulating it make the people somehow love it. They were told before, thou shalt not kill; and they didn’t kill. Now they are told, thou shalt kill; and although they think it’s very difficult to kill, they do it because it's now part of the code of behavior. They learn whom to kill and how to kill and how to do it together. This is the much talked about Gleichschaltung—the coordination process. You are coordinated not with the powers that be, but with your neighbor—coordinated with the majority. But instead of communicating with the other you are now glued to him. And you feel of course marvelous. Totalitarianism appeals to the very dangerous emotional needs of people who live in complete isolation and in fear of one another.

Hannah Arendt  Famous Quote

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When Michelle and I decided that I would run for President, it was because of a shared belief in the power of community and connection, a commitment to the idea that we are our brothers' keepers.

Barack Hussein Obama  Famous Quote

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A word is dead when it is said some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

Emily Dickinson  Famous Quote

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No is a powerful word. To me, it’s the single most powerful word in the English language. Said clearly, strongly and with enough frequency and force, it can alter the course of history.

Shonda Rhimes  Famous Quote

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Everyone smiles in the same language.

George Carlin  Famous Quote

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Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.

Paul Wellstone  Famous Quote

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Prohibition is an awful flop. We like it. It can't stop what it's meant to stop. We like it. It's left a trail of graft and slime, It don't prohibit worth a dime, It's filled our land with vice and crime. Nevertheless, we're for it.

Franklin P. Adams  Famous Quote

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The only vice that can not be forgiven is hypocrisy.

William Hazlitt  Famous Quote

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It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.

Bruce Schneier  Famous Quote

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The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.

Albert Einstein  Famous Quote

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The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts - wets, drys, and hypocrites.

Florence Sabin  Famous Quote

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Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honor, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions

John Adams  Famous Quote

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I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Friedrich August von Hayek  Famous Quote

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But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you -- the social reformers -- see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them.

Sir Isaiah Berlin  Famous Quote

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The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.

Charles-Louis de Secondat  Famous Quote

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There is no greater fallacy than the belief that aims and purposes are one thing, while methods and tactics are another... All human experience teaches that methods and means cannot be separated from the ultimate aim.

Emma Goldman  Famous Quote

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There are in fact four very significant stumblingblocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.

Roger Bacon  Famous Quote

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Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Isaac Asimov  Famous Quote

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The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

Maya Angelou  Famous Quote

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I have to write things down to feel I fully comprehend them.

Haruki Murakami  Famous Quote

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Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  Famous Quote

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Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.

Daniel Webster  Famous Quote

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There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

Charles de Montesquieu  Famous Quote

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It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face ... was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ...

George Orwell, 1984  Famous Quote

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Let therefore every man, that, appealing to his own heart, feels the least spark of virtue or freedom there, think that it is an honor which he owes himself, and a duty which he owes his country, to bear arms.

Thomas Pownhall  Famous Quote

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The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong.

Thomas Paine  Famous Quote

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Laws disarming honest citizens proclaim that the government is the master, not the servant, of the people.

Jeffrey R. Snyder  Famous Quote

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All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven  Famous Quote

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The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

Chuck Palahniuk  Famous Quote

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The thing I realize is, that it's not what you take, it's what you leave.

Jennifer Niven  Famous Quote

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I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren't you. They are just things that happen to you.

Colleen Hoover  Famous Quote

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[T]he enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.... Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.

Justice Antonin Scalia  Famous Quote

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[In the case of] dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right, and are duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil.

James Madison  Famous Quote

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There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. 'Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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Hypocrisy in anything whatever may deceive the cleverest and most penetrating man, but the least wide-awake of children recognizes it, and is revolted by it, however ingeniously it may be disguised.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi  Famous Quote

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The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations to have as little political connection as possible... Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalships, interest, humor, or caprice?... It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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This provision (the 4th Amendment) speaks for itself. Its plain object is to secure the perfect enjoyment of that great right of the common law, that a man's house shall be his own castle, privileged against all civil and military intrusion.

Justice Joseph Story  Famous Quote

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Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose.

C. Wright Mills  Famous Quote

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We've always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them.

Famke Janssen  Famous Quote

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With respect to the new Government, nine or ten States will probably have accepted by the end of this month. The others may oppose it. Virginia, I think, will be of this number. Besides other objections of less moment, she [Virginia] will insist on annexing a bill of rights to the new Constitution, i.e. a bill wherein the Government shall declare that, 1. Religion shall be free; 2. Printing presses free; 3. Trials by jury preserved in all cases; 4. No monopolies in commerce; 5. No standing army. Upon receiving this bill of rights, she will probably depart from her other objections; and this bill is so much to the interest of all the States, that I presume they will offer it, and thus our Constitution be amended, and our Union closed by the end of the present year.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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Unfortunately, over the course of this century Congress has largely ignored the constitutional limits on its power. And the courts, especially after Franklin Roosevelt threatened to pack the Supreme Court with six additional members, have only abetted the resulting growth of government by fashioning constitutional doctrines that have no basis whatever in the Constitution. As a consequence, many of the programs Congress oversees today are without constitutional foundation, having resulted from acts that Congress had no authority.

Roger Pilon  Famous Quote

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When libertarian moral theory is combined with economic theory a compelling conception of the good society emerges.

Lansing Pollock  Famous Quote

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Don't forget that pure democracy is a form of collectivism -- it readily sacrifices individual rights to majority wishes. Since it involves no constitutional bill of rights, or at least, no working and effective one, the majority-of-the-moment can and does vote away the rights of the minority-of-the-moment, even of a single individual. This has been called 'mob rule,' the 'tyranny of the majority' and many other pejorative names. It is one of the greatest threats to liberty, the reason why America's founding fathers wrote so much so disparagingly of pure democracy.

Bert Rand  Famous Quote

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If the Constitution is adopted the Union will be in fact and in theory an association of States of a Confederacy.

Alexander Hamilton  Famous Quote

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Every culture and every religion of what we call the civilized world carries, in one form or another, a mythos or story about a time in the past or future when humans lived or will live in peace and harmony. Whether it's referred to as Valhalla or Eden, Shambala or 'A Thousand Years of Peace,' the Satya Yuga or Jannat, stories of past or coming times of paradise go hand-in-hand with hierarchical cultures. Such prophecies were clearly in the minds of America's Founders when they first discussed integrating Greek ideas of democracy, Roman notions of a republic, Masonic utopian ideals, and the Iroquois Federation's constitutionally organized egalitarian society, which was known to Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Franklin. The creation of the United States of America brought into the world a dramatic new experiment in how people could live together in a modern state.

Thom Hartmann  Famous Quote

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No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.

Calvin Coolidge  Famous Quote

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Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should. Happy Fourth of July.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

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Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.

Thomas Sowell  Famous Quote

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All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.

Sun Tzu  Famous Quote

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Beggars should be abolished. It annoys one to give to them, and it annoys one not to give to them.

Friedrich Neitzsche  Famous Quote

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A long leash is still a leash.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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Repressive societies always seemed to understand the danger of ‘wrong’ ideas

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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I’ve talked to high school kids who are thinking about trying to become a writer and asking ‘What should I major in?’, and I tell them, ‘History. Anthropology. Something where you get to know the human species a little better, as opposed to something where you learn to arrange words.’ I don’t know whether that’s good advice or not, but it feels right to me.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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A workshop is a way of renting an audience, and making sure you’re communicating what you think you’re communicating. It’s so easy as a young writer to think you’re been very clear when in fact you haven’t.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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People have the right to call themselves whatever they like. That doesn't bother me. It's other people doing the calling that bothers me.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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Once you grow past Mommy and Daddy coming running when you're hurt, you're really on your own. You're alone, and there's no one to help you.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.

Octavia E. Butler  Famous Quote

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Time doesn't really heal, it just makes you not to give a crap.

David Baldacci  Famous Quote

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Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

David Baldacci  Famous Quote

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You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.

John Lennon  Famous Quote

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Famous Quote

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I gave my father $100 and said, 'Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.' So he went out and bought a present for my mother.

Rita Rudner  Famous Quote

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He wipes tears off my face and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much.

Nina LaCour  Famous Quote

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One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children's.

Rick Riordan  Famous Quote

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He promised us that everything would be okay. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be okay. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father.

Jonathan Safran Foer  Famous Quote

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The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

H. L. Mencken  Famous Quote

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The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.

James Carville  Famous Quote

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We may define a Puritan as a man who holds that certain kinds of acts, even if they have no visible bad effects upon others than the agent, are inherently sinful, and, being sinful, ought to be prevented by whatever means is most effectual - the criminal law if possible, and, if not that, then public opinion backed by economic pressure.

Bertrand Russell  Famous Quote

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What, actually, is the difference between communism and fascism? Both are forms of statism, authoritarianism. The only difference between Stalin’s communism and Mussolini’s fascism is an insignificant detail in organizational structure.

Leonard E. Read  Famous Quote

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Anything other than free enterprise always means a society of compulsion and lower living standards, and any form of socialism strictly enforced means dictatorship and the total state. That this statement is still widely disputed only illustrates the degree to which malignant fantasy can capture the imagination of intellectuals.

Lew Rockwell  Famous Quote

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Communism, avowedly secularistic and materialistic, has no place for God. This I could never accept,... I strongly disagreed with Communism’s ethical relativism… there are no fixed, immutable principles; consequently, almost anything—force, violence, murder, lying—is a justifiable means to the ‘millennial’ end.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Famous Quote

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Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded.

Senator William Jenner  Famous Quote

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To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.

George Orwell  Famous Quote

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Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

Theodore Roosevelt  Famous Quote

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Force is the antithesis of freedom, but force must be used, if only to defend against other force.

Thomas Sowell  Famous Quote

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The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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The practical objection to Puritanism, as to every form of fanaticism, is that it singles out certain evils as so much worse than others that they must be suppressed at all costs. The fanatic fails to recognise that the suppression of a real evil, if carried out too drastically, produces other evils which are even greater.

Bertrand Russell  Famous Quote

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Psychologically, it is important to understand that the simple fact of being interviewed and investigated has a coercive influence. As soon as a man is under cross-examination, he may become paralyzed by the procedure and find himself confessing to deeds he never did. In a country where the urge to investigate spreads, suspicion and insecurity grow.

Joost A. Merloo  Famous Quote

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It takes a very long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth.

Alice Koller  Famous Quote

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The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ... the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it’s noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. ...when all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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The vices of the rich and great are mistaken for error; and those of the poor and lowly, for crimes.

Lady Marguerite Blessington  Famous Quote

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The basic problem is simply that the Congress has become professionalized. It has interest much higher than ever existed before in remaining in office. It has a bureaucracy that is serving it. It is much more subject to the power of individualized pressure groups as opposed to the unorganized feelings of the majority of the citizens.

Justice Antonin Scalia  Famous Quote

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Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy.

Orson Welles  Famous Quote

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The prime function of the criminal law is to protect our persons and our property; these purposes are now engulfed in a mass of other distracting, inefficiently performed, legislative duties. When the criminal law invades the spheres of private morality and social welfare, it exceeds its proper limits at the cost of neglecting its primary tasks. This unwarranted extension is expensive, ineffective, and criminogenic.

Norval Morris  Famous Quote

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But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Frederic Bastiat  Famous Quote

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The first duty of government is to protect the citizen from assault. Unless it does this, all the civil rights and civil liberties in the world aren't worth a dime.

Richard A. Viguerie  Famous Quote

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Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or fame.

P. J. O'Rourke  Famous Quote

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Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Patrick Henry  Famous Quote

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I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

Robert G. Ingersoll  Famous Quote

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In truth, attempts to regulate the civilian possession of firearms have five political functions. They (1) increase citizen reliance on government and tolerance of increased police powers and abuse; (2) help prevent opposition to the government; (3) facilitate repressive action by government and its allies; (4) lessen the pressure for major or radical reform; and (5) can be selectively enforced against those perceived to be a threat to government.

Raymond G. Kessler  Famous Quote

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If you depart from moral absolutes, you go into a bottomless pit. Communism and Naziism were catastrophic evils which both derived from moral relativism. Their differences were minor compared to their similarities.

Paul Johnson  Famous Quote

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It was self-serving politicians who convinced recent generations of Americans that we could all stand in a circle with our hands in each other’s pockets and somehow get rich.

Paul Harvey  Famous Quote

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This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their descendants still.

Thomas Paine  Famous Quote

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Politicians never accuse you of ‘greed’ for wanting other people’s money—only for wanting to keep your own money.

Joseph Sobran  Famous Quote

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Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.

Robert A. Heinlein  Famous Quote

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There are two distinct classes of men in the nation, those who pay taxes, and those who receive and live upon the taxes.

Thomas Paine  Famous Quote

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Extremism' is a word deliberately chosen for its vagueness and used by intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean. Its only purpose is to deliberately try to confuse the difference between people who are extremely good (usually because of devotion to their principles) with people who are extremely bad. The sleazeballs who use this supposedly scary, yet undefined word are not only trying to smear people of conviction and integrity, but they're also trying to divert attention away from the fact that they are obviously not people of principle themselves.

Rick Gaber  Famous Quote

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These are the rules of big business...Get a monopoly; let society work for you; and remember that the best of all business is politics...

Frederick C. Howe  Famous Quote

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[G]overnment theft of private money and redistribution by a government elite is communism not democracy. ... Communism has already been tried for over 70 years, and it doesn't work because people work to support themselves, not their neighbors. When the rewards are confiscated and redistributed to others, people produce less or stop producing altogether. The quantity of "goods in common" declines until the system finally collapses and everybody is hungry, not just "the poor." Then totalitarianism steps in to force people to produce ask the Russians, the Poles, the Estonians).

Don Hull  Famous Quote

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The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.

Walter E. Williams  Famous Quote

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The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

R. Buckminster Fuller  Famous Quote

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There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

Hubert H. Humphrey  Famous Quote

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The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty, but to have a slave of his own.

Sir Richard Francis Burton  Famous Quote

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We hold that what one man cannot morally do, a million men cannot morally do, and government, representing many millions of men, cannot do.

Auberon Herbert  Famous Quote

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I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of a hill.

Erma Bombeck  Famous Quote

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So long as a man rides his hobbyhorse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him - pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?

Laurence Sterne  Famous Quote

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If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.

Sir Winston Churchill  Famous Quote

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Who knows? Maybe my life belongs to God. Maybe it belongs to me. But I do know one thing: I'm damned if it belongs to the government.

Arthur Hoppe  Famous Quote

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Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.

Charles Peguy  Famous Quote

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I think one of the by-products of the communications explosion is a sort of corruption fatigue. We've lost our ability to be shocked or enraged by the machinations of politicians. We've been battered with such frequency that we've become indifferent. We're punch drunk with scandal.

Larry Gelbart  Famous Quote

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The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan values and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.

Reinhold Niebuhr  Famous Quote

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Every species of government has its specific principles. Ours perhaps are more peculiar than those of any other in the universe. It is a composition of the freest principles of the English constitution, with others derived from natural right and natural reason.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it.

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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[T]here is a wide difference between closing the door altogether and throwing it entirely open; between a postponement of fourteen years and an immediate admission to all the rights of citizenship. Some reasonable term ought to be allowed to enable aliens to get rid of foreign and acquire American attachments; to learn the principles and imbibe the spirit of our government; and to admit of at least a probability of their feeling a real interest in our affairs.

Alexander Hamilton  Famous Quote

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Let the end be legitimate, let it be within the scope of the constitution, and all means which are appropriate, which are plainly adapted to that end, which are not prohibited, but consist with the letter and spirit of the constitution, are constitutional. ...[S]hould Congress, under the pretext of executing its powers, pass laws for the accomplishment of objects not entrusted to the government, such [acts are] not the law of the land.

Chief Justice John Marshall  Famous Quote

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Before the creation of the welfare state, immigrants who came to this country were for the most part attracted by America’s reputation as a land of freedom and opportunity. Laws and customs that then prevailed required immigrants to carve out their individual destinies by their own labor, perseverance, intelligence, and determination.

James Thornton  Famous Quote

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If we maintain our faith in God, our love of freedom, and superior global air power, I think we can look to the future with confidence.

General Curtis Lemay  Famous Quote

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They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the national anthem.

Humphrey Bogart  Famous Quote

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A really good diplomat does not go in for victories, even when he wins them.

Walter Lippmann  Famous Quote

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For in politics as in religion it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton  Famous Quote

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Religion may in most of its forms be defined as the belief that the gods are on the side of the Government.

Bertrand Russell  Famous Quote

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I can retain neither respect nor affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  Famous Quote

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If Karl, instead of writing a lot about capital, had made a lot of it it would have been much better.

Henriette Pressburg Marx  Famous Quote

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The power of the state to impose restraints and burdens upon persons and property in conservation and promotion of the public health, good order, and prosperity is a power originally and always belonging to the states, not surrendered to them by the general government, nor directly restrained by the constitution of the United States, and essentially exclusive.

Justice Melville Fuller  Famous Quote

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[D]ecade after decade, through taxes and regulations, governments at all levels took ever-increasing control over people’s lives, wealth, and property. The control grew exponentially, decade after decade. The rationale was that the control was necessary -- for society, for the poor, for the nation, even for freedom itself. Americans continued living their life of the lie: they continued believing that the more control government exercised over their lives and property, the freer they became.

Jacob G. Hornburger  Famous Quote

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Politicians need human misery. ... Government’s a disease masquerading as its own cure.

L. Neil Smith  Famous Quote

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Here in America, government began as a tool to assure freedom. It gradually turned into a hideously expensive political toy designed to redistribute your wealth and control most aspects of your business and private life.

Mark Skousen  Famous Quote

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A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.

Saadi  Famous Quote

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If music be the food of love, play on.

William Shakespeare  Famous Quote

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[T]he power system continues only as long as individuals try to get something for nothing. The day when a majority of individuals declares or acts as if it wants nothing from the government, declares that it will look after its own welfare and interests, then on that day the power elites are doomed.

Anthony Sutton  Famous Quote

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The Radical creed, as I understand it, is this: We have not abandoned our old belief in liberty, justice, and Self-help, but we say that under certain conditions the people cannot help themselves, and that then they should be helped by the State representing directly the whole people. In giving this State help, we make three conditions: first, the matter must be one of primary social importance; next, it must be proved to be practicable; thirdly, the State interference must not diminish self-reliance. Even if the chance should arise of removing a great social evil, nothing must be done to weaken those habits of individual self-reliance and voluntary association which have built up the greatness of the English people.

Arnold J. Toynbee  Famous Quote

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The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves.

John Locke  Famous Quote

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After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

Alexis de Tocqueville  Famous Quote

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If you look at Washington, you see permanently camped on the banks of the Potomac spread around in concentric circles an army representing thousands of selfish interests. The sole purpose of their presence is to plunder, by hook or crook, the public treasury for the benefit of their particular people or corporations.

Charley Reese  Famous Quote

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It can not even be said that the State has ever shown any disposition to suppress crime, but only to safeguard its own monopoly of crime.

Albert Jay Nock  Famous Quote

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The arts of power and its minions are the same in all countries and in all ages. It marks its victim; denounces it; and excites the public odium and the public hatred, to conceal its own abuses and encroachments.

Henry Clay  Famous Quote

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You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

Jeanette Rankin  Famous Quote

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I have been forced to the conclusion that we cannot win this war for England, regardless of how much assistance we extend.

Charles A. Lindbergh  Famous Quote

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We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.

Franklin D. Roosevelt  Famous Quote

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A reactionary is someone with a clear and comprehensive vision of an ideal world we have lost.

Kenneth Minogue  Famous Quote

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Their point of departure is different and their paths diverse; nevertheless, each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world. (on Russia and America)

Alex de Tocqueville  Famous Quote

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If our democracy is to flourish it must have criticism, if our government is to function it must have dissent. Only totalitarian governments insist upon conformity and they - as we know - do so at their peril.

Henry Steele Commager  Famous Quote

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What kind of government is this? It's getting more like California all the time.

Woody Allen  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Who says I am not under the special protection of God?

Adolf Hitler  Famous Quote

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A way of life that is odd or even erratic but interferes with no rights or interests of others is not to be condemned because it is different.

Warren E. Burger  Famous Quote

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I believe there is something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government.

Woody Allen  Famous Quote

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Leaving behind books is even more beautiful - there are far too many children.

Marguerite Yourcenar  Famous Quote

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Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.

Steve Martin  Famous Quote

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[N]othing can be more opposed [to American principles] than the maxims of absolute monarchies. Yet, from such, we are to expect the greater number of emigrants. They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their numbers, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogenous, incoherent, distracted mass.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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If aliens might be admitted indiscriminately to enjoy all the rights of citizens at the will of a single state, the Union might itself be endangered by an influx of foreigners, hostile to its institutions, ignorant of its powers, and incapable of a due estimate of its privileges.

Justice Joseph Story  Famous Quote

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[T]he policy or advantage of [immigration] taking place in a body (I mean the settling of them in a body) may be much questioned; for, by so doing, they retain the language, habits, and principles (good or bad) which they bring with them. Whereas by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, and laws: in a word, soon become one people.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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Friends are the siblings God never gave us.

Mencius  Famous Quote

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When we are considering the advantages that may result from an easy mode of naturalization, we ought also to consider the cautions necessary to guard against abuses. It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us, and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable? Not merely to swell the catalogue of people. No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of … I should be exceedingly sorry, sir, that our rule of naturalization excluded a single person of good fame that really meant to incorporate himself into our society; on the other hand, I do not wish that any man should acquire the privilege, but such as would be a real addition to the wealth or strength of the United States.

James Madison  Famous Quote

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What can be more reasonable than that when crowds of them [immigrants] come here, they should be forced to renounce everything contrary to the spirit of the Constitution[?]

James Madison  Famous Quote

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A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.

Ramsey Clark  Famous Quote

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It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright.

Murray N. Rothbard  Famous Quote

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Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice, and on the love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. The opinion advanced in Notes on Virginia [by Thomas Jefferson] is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity, and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or, if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?

Alexander Hamilton  Famous Quote

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In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.

Alexander Hamilton  Famous Quote

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To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.

Alexander Hamilton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Love is a verb, not a noun. It requires action; intention. In love, there is no being, only doing.

E. M. Walsh  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class.

Choi Hong Hi  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

Mae West  Famous Quote

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Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Mae West  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Fairy Tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.

G. K. Chesterton  Famous Quote

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Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.

Arnold Schwarzenegger  Famous Quote

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I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Leonardo Da Vinci  Famous Quote

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A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

Vernon Howard  Famous Quote

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A man with no enemies is a man with no character.

Paul Newman  Famous Quote

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To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.

Sir Winston Churchill  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Will: He used to just put a belt, a stick, and a wrench on the kitchen table and say, “Choose.” Sean: Well, I gotta go with the belt there. Will: I used to go with the wrench. Sean: Why? Will: Cause fuck him, that’s why.

Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting  Famous Quote

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No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.

Socrates  Famous Quote

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Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.

Rabindranath Tagore  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein  Famous Quote

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Never put a question mark where God puts a period.

Richard Petty  Famous Quote

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If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we’re gonna be winners.

Hoosiers, movie  Famous Quote

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Sooner or later your life is going to flash before your eyes; make sure it’s worth watching.

Gerard Way  Famous Quote

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He (God) remembers that we are but shadows and dust, therefore what we do in this life echoes in eternity.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of lifespan, in effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage.

John Steinbeck  Famous Quote

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The opposite of war isn’t peace, it’s creation.

Jonathan Larson  Famous Quote

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Son, remember when you fight to be free, to see things how they are, and not how you like em to be. Cause even when the world is falling on top of me, pessimism is an emotion, not a philosophy.

Felipe Andres Coronel  Famous Quote

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The descent to hell is easy, the black gates stand open night and day, but to climb back up again to retrace ones steps to the upper air there in lies the laborious task, the toil.

Virgil  Famous Quote

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Comfort murders the passion of the soul, then walks grinning at the funeral.

Khalil Gibran  Famous Quote

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Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.

Nicholas Sparks  Famous Quote

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt  Famous Quote

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Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

Erica Mann Jong  Famous Quote

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Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

James Conant  Famous Quote

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I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

Dawna Markova  Famous Quote

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If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  Famous Quote

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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Sometimes you’re the windshield; sometimes you’re the bug.

Mark Knopfler  Famous Quote

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I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

Jimi Hendrix  Famous Quote

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I don’t want to die without any scars.

Author Chuck Palahniuk  Famous Quote

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The status quo sucks.

George Carlin  Famous Quote

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No One Here Gets Out Alive.

Jim Morrison  Famous Quote

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I’m looking California and feeling Minnesota.

Chris Cornell  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Wayne Dyer  Famous Quote

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Don’t be careful. You could hurt yourself.

Byron Katie  Famous Quote

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.

Khalil Gibran  Famous Quote

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I do that which I cannot do, that I may learn to do it.

Vincent Van Gogh  Famous Quote

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The man who craves disciples and wants followers is always more or less of a charlatan. The man of genuine worth and insight wants to be himself; and he wants others to be themselves, also.

Elbert Hubbard  Famous Quote

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When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Philip Sidney  Famous Quote

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Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

Julia Child  Famous Quote

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Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

John Wooden  Famous Quote

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In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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...Enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man, acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter - with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more... a wise and frugal Government, which 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. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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We've got to teach history based not on what's in fashion but what's important. If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are. I'm warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.

President Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The right to defy an unconstitutional statute is basic in our scheme. Even when an ordinance requires a permit to make a speech, to deliver a sermon, to picket, to parade, or to assemble, it need not be honored when it’s invalid on its face.

Justice Potter Stewart  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself.

Seneca  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Crises bring out the best in people—and the worst. They also bring out the best people—and the worst. What can one say about ignorant, arrogant, politically active people who say things like, AIDS is God's curse upon homosexuals? I can remember the words of Jesus: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do, but then I remember Jesus said that moments after he was nailed to the cross.

Peter McWilliams  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I got my own back.

Maya Angelou  Famous Quote

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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.

Terry Pratchett  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Carl Sagan  Famous Quote

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We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?

Richard Dawkins  Famous Quote

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May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.

George S. Patton  Famous Quote

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I’m a kind person, I’m kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you’ll remember me for.

Al Capone  Famous Quote

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When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.

Walter Payton  Famous Quote

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They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us twenty nine to one. They can’t get away from us now!

Chesty Puller  Famous Quote

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That was the trouble with explaining with words. If you explained with gunpowder, people listened.

Dean F. Wilson  Famous Quote

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Dynamite is loyal to the one who lights the fuse.

Dean F. Wilson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells. --Prince Oberyn of Dorne.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.

Niccolo Machiavelli  Famous Quote

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We become what we think about.

Earl Nightingale  Famous Quote

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The right of all members of society to form their own beliefs and communicate them freely to others must be regarded as an essential principle of a democratically organized society.

Thomas I. Emerson  Famous Quote

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Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.

Lydia M. Child  Famous Quote

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Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël  Famous Quote

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Liberty is never out of bounds or off limits; it spreads wherever it can capture the imagination of men.

E. B. White  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Socialism of any type leads to a total destruction of the human spirit.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn  Famous Quote

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But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become selfserving busybodies.

Alan Watts  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy.

George Washington  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Famous Quote

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Do your duty, and leave the rest to heaven.

Pierre Corneille  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without purpose.

Immanuel Kant  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Women can fake an orgasm, but men can fake an entire relationship.

Actress Sharon Stone  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

George S. Patton  Famous Quote

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There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

Ernest Hemingway  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.

Rod Stewart  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I believe there is a limit beyond which free speech cannot go, but it's a limit that's very seldom mentioned. It's the point where free speech begins to collide with the right to privacy. I don't think there are any other conditions to free speech. I've got a right to say and believe anything I please, but I haven't got a right to press it on anybody else. ....Nobody's got a right to be a nuisance to his neighbors.

H. L. Mencken  Famous Quote

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Government has no other end than the preservation of property.

John Locke  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Travel is lethal to prejudice.

Mark Twain  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Those who call themselves 'liberals' today are asking for policies which are precisely the opposite of those policies which the liberals of the nineteenth century advocated in their liberal programs. The so-called liberals of today have the very popular idea that freedom of speech, of thought, of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from imprisonment without trial -- that all these freedoms can be preserved in the absence of what is called economic freedom. They do not realize that, in a system where there is no market, where the government directs everything, all those other freedoms are illusory, even if they are made into laws and written up in constitutions.

Ludwig Von Mises  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The Bible is clear about hate: Hate is wrong.

Bruce Hilton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

When Pat Buchanan thundered, and I quote, We stand with George Bush against the amoral idea that gay and lesbian couples should have the same standing in law as married men and women, I wondered: Who is Pat Buchanan to pronounce anybody's love invalid?

Barbara Streisand  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there are praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share.

Rita Mae Brown  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The New Testament takes no demonstrable position on homosexuality. To suggest that Paul's references to excesses of sexual indulgence involving homosexual behavior are indicative of a general position in opposition to same-sex eroticism is as unfounded as arguing that his condemnation of drunkenness implies opposition to the drinking of wine.

John Boswell  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read'st black while I read white.

William Blake  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.

Reinhold Niebuhr  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We need laws that protect everyone. Men and women, straights and gays, regardless of sexual perversion... ah, persuasion.

Bella Abzug  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.

Sigmund Freud  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Homosexuality is Satan's diabolical attack upon the family that will not only have a corrupting influence upon our next generation, but it will also bring down the wrath of God upon America.

Jerry Falwell  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

This may sound terribly selfish, but I love the freedom I have. I don't have to worry about a man's wardrobe, or his relatives, or his schedule, or his menu, or his allergies. I would not be married again.

Ann Landers  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I was thrown out of NYU for cheating - with the Dean's wife.

Woody Allen  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The plural of spouse is spice.

Christopher Morley  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The press, confined to truth, needs no other legal restraint.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.

William Westmoreland  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy— and I keep it in a jar on my desk.

Stephen King  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We must never forget that if the war in Vietnam is lost the right of free speech will be extinguished throughout the world.

Richard Nixon  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The arts are the rain forests of society. They produce the oxygen of freedom, and they are the early warning system when freedom is in danger.

June Wayne  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.

Justice Thurgood Marshall  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.

Justice Louis Brandeis  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Lawyers and tarts are the two oldest professions in the world. And we always aim to please.

Horace Rumpole  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

Brendan Behan  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.

Elayne Boosler  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I'm a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.

Zsa Zsa Gabor  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Remove prostitutes from human affairs, and you will destroy everything with lust.

Saint Augustine  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It is a silly question to ask a prostitute why she does it. These are the highest-paid professional women in America.

Gail Sheehy  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Prisons are built with stones of law, brothels with bricks of religion.

William Blake  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I tried it once but it didn't do anything to me.

John Wayne  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Losing my virginity was a career move.

Madonna  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

After I die, I shall return to earth as a gatekeeper of a bordello and I won't let any of you enter.

Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957), To his orchestra  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We must free science and medicine from the grasp of politics.

Bill Clinton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The first time I met and embraced Judy Garland, it made pharmaceutical history.

Oscar Levant  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.

Marlon Brando  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The Puritan through life’s sweet garden goes to pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.

Kenneth Hare  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one has become the modern form of despotism.

Mary McCarthy  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship.

Benjamin Rush  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies.

Dave Barry  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.

Malcom Muggeridge  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.

Luther Burbank  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We are not clear as to the role in life of these chemicals; nor are we clear as to the role of the physician. You know, of course, that in ancient times there was no clear distinction between priest and physician.

Alan Watts  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Adulation is all right if you don't inhale.

Adlai Stevenson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Marijuana is not much more difficult to obtain than beer. The reason for this is that a liquor store selling beer to a minor stands to lose its liquor license. Marijuana salesmen don't have expensive overheads, and so are not easily punished.

William F. Buckley Jr.  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

After 20 years on the bench I have concluded that federal drug laws are a disaster. It is time to get the government out of drug enforcement.

Whitman Knapp  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Any formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession—their ignorance.

Kendrick Van Lion  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I tried it once but it didn't do anything to me.

John Wayne  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Cocaine habit forming? Of course not. I ought to know, I've been using it for years.

Tallulah Bankhead  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I always wanted to blunt and blur what was painful. My idea [in taking drugs] was pain reduction and mind expansion, but I ended up with mind reduction and pain expansion.

Carrie Fisher  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Of course drugs were fun. And that's what's so stupid about anti-drug campaigns: they don't admit that. I can't say I feel particularly scarred or lessened by my experimentation with drugs. They've gotten a very bad name.

Anjelica Huston  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

Peter Drucker  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes.

Abraham Lincoln  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

Stendhal  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.

Aldous Huxley  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Many people never grow up. They stay all their lives with a passionate need for external authority and guidance, pretending not to trust their own judgment.

Alan Watts  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We must abandon the prevalent belief in the superior wisdom of the ignorant.

Daniel Boorstin  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.

Lisa Kleypas  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

You can make anything by writing.

C. S. Lewis  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

Dale Carnegie  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.

Roy T. Bennett  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.

Rachel Wolchin  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It is good people who make good places.

Anna Sewell  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Let us forget such words, and all they mean, as Hatred, Bitterness and Rancor, Greed, Intolerance, Bigotry. Let us renew our faith and pledge to Man, his right to be Himself, and free.

Edna St. Vincent Millay  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.

Abraham Lincoln  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It seems as if the Department [of Justice] sees the value of the Bill of Rights as no more than obstacles to be overcome.

Sanford H. Kadish  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

JACK NICHOLSON: My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Which is? JACK NICHOLSON: That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system. LOS ANGELES TIMES: Let's talk about acting for a minute.

Jack Nicholson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We must learn to distinguish morality from moralizing.

Henry Kissinger  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I can't stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession. If you can, then it ain't music, it's close order drill, or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.

Billie Holiday  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in and keep step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.

Charles Eliot Norton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Let us forget such words, and all they mean, as Hatred, Bitterness and Rancor, Greed, Intolerance, Bigotry. Let us renew our faith and pledge to Man, his right to be Himself, and free.

Edna St. Vincent Millay  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We are all full of weakness and errors, let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.

Voltaire  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.

Martin Luther King Jr.  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will turn vegetarian.

Heywood Brown  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything... that smacks of discrimination or slander.

Mary McLeod Bethune  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

He didn't know the right people. That's all a police record means in this rotten crime-ridden country.

Raymond Chandler  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.

John Casey  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Include me out.

Samuel Goldwyn  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

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 J. Harris  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.

Joseph Pulitzer  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

What censorship accomplishes, creating an unreal and hypocritical mythology, fomenting an attraction for forbidden fruit, inhibiting the creative minds among us and fostering an illicit trade. Above all, it curtails the right of the individual, be he creator or consumer, to satisfy his intellect and his interest without harm. In our law-rooted society, we are not the keeper of our brother’s morals -- only of his rights.

Judith Crist  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.

Lord Acton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds -- that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous.

Robert H. Jackson  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.

Russell Warren  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

Howard Ruff  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood for something, sometime in your life.

Sir Winston Churchill  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole.

Raglan Givens  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.

Henry Rollins  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

Marilyn Monroe  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Everyone is a genius. But, if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

Albert Einstein  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The best things in life make you sweaty.

Edgar Allen Poe  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

Friedrich Neitzsche  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Neitzsche  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I do not care what car you drive. Where you live. If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. If your clothes are this year’s cutting edge. If you are A list or B list or never heard of you list. If your trust fund is unlimited. I only care about the words that flutter from your mind. They are the only thing you own. The only thing I will remember you by. I will not fall in love with your bones or skin. I will not fall in love with the places you have been. I will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind.

Andre Jordan  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.

Howard Zinn  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

Jesse Owens  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Sir Winston Churchill  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest.

Venus Williams  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.

Deion Sanders  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

As we run, we become.

Amby Burfoot  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Haruki Murakami  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give em? Humor. And if you show them the other side, they don’t like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot ‘s mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.

Terry Bradshaw  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

Jim Hightower  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

If you want a Big Brother, you get all that comes with it.

Erich Fromm  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon.

Oscar Wilde  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The media I've had a lot to do with is lazy. We fed them and they ate it every day.

Michael Deaver  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I am entirely persuaded that the American public is more reasonable, restrained and mature than most of the broadcast industry's planners believe. Their fear of controversy is not warranted by the evidence.

Edward R. Murrow  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The ink of a scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.

Mohammed  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The literature of a people must so ring from the sense of its nationality; and nationality is impossible without self-respect, and self-respect is impossible without liberty.

Harriet Beecher Stowe  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

A man has only to murder a series of wives in a new way to become known to millions of people who have never heard of Homer.

Robert Lynd  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

A free press is not a privilege but an organic necessity in a great society.

Walter Lippman  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

I hate this crime doesn't pay stuff. Crime in the U.S. is perhaps one of the biggest businesses in the world today.

Paul Kirk  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

You can imagine my embarrassment when I killed the wrong guy.

Joe Valachi  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence.

John Foster Dulles  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Judges . . . rule on the basis of law, not public opinion, and they should be totally indifferent to pressures of the times.

Warren E. Burger  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet or they remain sterile abstractions. The hands and feet we need are efficient means and methods to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost.

Warren E. Burger  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.

Hubert Humphrey  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy.

Orson Welles  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

When you're a lawman and you're dealing with people, you do a whole lot better if you go not so much by the book but by the heart.

Andy Griffith  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The contempt for law and the contempt for the human consequences of lawbreaking go from the bottom to the top of American society.

Margaret Mead  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Wherever a Knave is not punished, an honest Man is laugh'd at.

Sir George Savile  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

As a heterosexual ballet dancer, you develop a thick skin.

Ronald Reagan  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Petty laws breed great crimes.

Quida  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Members of society must obey the law because they personally believe that its commands are justified.

David Bazelon  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

G. K. Chesterton  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

[When a victimless criminal] is treated as an enemy of society, he almost necessarily becomes one. Forced into criminal acts, immersed in underworld-related supply networks, and ever-conscious of the need to evade the police, his outlooks as well as behavior become more and more anti-social.

Edwin M. Schur  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

And heaven knows I took the blows and did it my way.

Frank Sinatra  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

You've got to rattle your cage door. You've got to let them know that you're in there, and that you want out. Make noise. Cause trouble. You may not win right away, but you'll sure have a lot more fun.

Florynce Kennedy  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

The first duty of government is to protect the citizen from assault. Unless it does this, all the civil rights and civil liberties in the world aren't worth a dime.

Richard Viguerie  Famous Quote

added 7 months ago

But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

Edward L. Bernays  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Tyrion Lannister: It’s easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

A man with no motive is a man no one suspects. Always keep your enemies confused. If they don’t know who you are or what you want, they can’t predict your next move.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

If you mind your own business, you won't be minding mine.

Hank Williams  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When somebody up there - a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator— so decrees.

Jessica Mitford  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law.

Louis D. Brandeis  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher standard.

George McGovern  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Freedom does not always win. This is one of the bitterest lessons.

A. J. P. Taylor  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Criminal lawyer. Or is that redundant?

Will Durst  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

If England treats her criminals the way she has treated me, she doesn't deserve to have any.

Oscar Wilde  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.

William O. Douglas  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The Internal Revenue Service is everything the so-called tax protesters said it was; nonresponsive, unable to withstand scrutiny, tyrannical, and oblivious to the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution.

Joseph Banister  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

That place [Disneyland] is my baby, and I would prostitute myself for it.

Walt Disney  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

What it comes down to is this: the grocer, the butcher, the baker, the merchant, the landlord, the druggist, the liquor dealer, the policeman, the doctor, the city father and the politician—these are the people who make money out of prostitution.

Polly Adler  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Stop wasting jail space on prostitutes, drug users and other victimless criminals. Even if we find it morally acceptable to imprison these people for choices they make regarding their bodies, we must realize that we simply cannot afford to continue clogging the court system and the prison system with these harmless criminals.

Edward B. Wagner  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?

Will Rogers  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left perfectly free to pursue his own interest his own way, and to bring both his industry and capital into competition with those of any other man or order of men.

Adam Smith  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

H. L. Mencken  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Let us revise our views and work from the premise that all laws should be for the welfare of society as a whole and not directed at the punishment of sins.

John Biggs Jr  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.

Hugo Black  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

You should be allowed to do whatever you want with your own person and property, as long as you don't physically harm the person or property of a nonconsenting other.

Peter McWilliams  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

That's the trouble, of course: we have taken sins out of God's domain, where they can be forgiven, and put them in the domain of law, where they can only be plea-bargained.

Peter McWilliams  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.

Louis D. Brandeis  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.

Andrew Johnson  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

We may be tossed upon an ocean where we can see no land—nor, perhaps, the sun or stars. But there is a chart and a compass for us to study, to consult, and to obey. That chart is the Constitution.

Daniel Webster  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.

George Bernard Shaw  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the Law of Nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.

James Otis  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

I think your slogan Liberty or Death is splendid and whichever one you decide on will be all right with me.

Alexander Woollcott  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The self-evident truths announced in the Declaration of Independence are not truths at all, if taken literally; and the practical conclusions contained in the same passage of that Declaration prove that they were never designed to be so received.

William Pinkney  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and governments to gain ground.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived have forced me to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

That at any rate is the theory of our Constitution. It is an experiment, as all life is an experiment.

Oliver Wendell Holmes  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.

Richard Armey  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi  Famous Quote

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All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.

H. L. Mencken  Famous Quote

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If we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue.

George H. W. Bush  Famous Quote

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The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down.

William F. Buckley Jr.  Famous Quote

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My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.  Famous Quote

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That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson  Famous Quote

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No loss by flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed.

Helen Keller  Famous Quote

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Why doesn't everybody leave everybody else the hell alone?

Jimmy Durante  Famous Quote

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If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John F. Kennedy  Famous Quote

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It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.

Shirley Chisholm  Famous Quote

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Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

Joshua Liebman  Famous Quote

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I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he had read of the effects of smoking that he gave up reading.

Lord Conesford  Famous Quote

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I like white trash cooking. Cheeseburgers. The greasier the better. Mashed potatoes served in a scoop, a little dent in the top for the gravy. Drake's Devil Dogs for dessert. Pure pleasure; no known nutrient.

Orson Bean  Famous Quote

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Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.

Saint Thomas Aquinas  Famous Quote

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The happiness and prosperity of our citizens is the only legitimate object of government.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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Without doubt the greatest injury of all was done by basing morals on myth. For, sooner or later, myth is recognized for what it is, and disappears. Then morality loses the foundation on which it has been built.

Lord Herbert  Famous Quote

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In a free society, standards of public morality can be measured only by whether physical coercion, violence against persons, or property occurs. There is no right not to be offended by words, actions, or symbols.

Richard E. Sincere Jr  Famous Quote

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Moral indignation is in most cases 2% moral, 48% indignation and 50% envy.

Vittorio De Sica  Famous Quote

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Whether or not legislation is truly moral is often a question of who has the power to define morality.

Jerome H. Skolnick  Famous Quote

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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Aristotle  Famous Quote

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All that is good is not embodied in the law; and all that is evil is not proscribed by the law. A well-disciplined society needs few laws; but it needs strong mores.

William F. Buckley Jr.  Famous Quote

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Do what’s right for you, as long as it don’t hurt no one.

Elvis Presley  Famous Quote

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In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.

James Madison  Famous Quote

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Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint; the more restraint on others to keep off from us, the more liberty we have.

Daniel Webster  Famous Quote

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Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Without the possibility of choice and the exercise of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.

Archibald MacLeish  Famous Quote

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A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

Robert Frost  Famous Quote

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A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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I haven't voted since 1964, when I voted for Lyndon Johnson, the peace candidate.

Gore Vidal  Famous Quote

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Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.

Sydney J. Harris  Famous Quote

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It rankles me when somebody tries to force somebody to do something.

John Wayne  Famous Quote

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I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody business but by own.

Billie Holiday  Famous Quote

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There ain't no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.

Davy Crockett  Famous Quote

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Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

Mark Twain  Famous Quote

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It always is harder to be left behind than to be the one to go.

Brock Thoene  Famous Quote

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I love walking in the rain because no one can see me crying.

Rowan Atkinson  Famous Quote

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Someday we’ll run into each other again, I know it. Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens, that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.

Gabrielle Zevin  Famous Quote

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I don’t think all writers are sad,” she said. “I think it’s the other way around - all sad people write.”

Lang Leav  Famous Quote

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War, what is it good for? With the same socialist elites backing both sides, it's good for business. It's good for creating chaos and destruction. It's good for launching new global organizations, in the aftermath; organizations that exert a level of control and reach that didn't exist before. It's good for launching organizations like the United Nations and the European Union and the World Trade Organization--dedicated to Globalism, which in turn is dedicated to planned civilization, in which the individual is demeaned and the group is All. Freedom is demeaned; and dominance by the few over the many is hailed as peace in our time.

Jon Rappoport  Famous Quote

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They say night's beauties fade at dawn, and the children of wine are oft disowned in the morning light.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Nothing burns like the cold. But only for a while. Then it gets inside you and starts to fill you up, and after a while you don't have the strength to fight it.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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I am surrounded by flatterers and fools. It can drive a man to madness,.. . Half of them don’t dare tell me the truth, and the other half can’t find it.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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A man who won't listen can't hear.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it,’ the dwarf had told him smiling. The world was full of cravens who pretended to be heroes; it took a queer sort of courage to admit to cowardice as Samwell Tarly had.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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You can't hammer tin into iron, no matter how hard you beat it, but that doesn't mean it's useless.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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...How would you like to die, Tyrion son of Tywin?” “In my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a maiden's mouth around my cock, at the age of eighty,” he replied.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Opening your eyes is all that is needing. The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I'll sleep more easily by night.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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What is honor compared to a woman's love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother's smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die... a ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Bran thought about it. “Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?” “That is the only time a man can be brave,” his father told him.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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You're Ned Stark's bastard, aren't you?” Jon felt a coldness pass right through him. He pressed his lips together and said nothing. “Did I offend you?” Lannister said. “Sorry. Dwarfs don't have to be tactful. Generations of capering fools in motley have won me the right to dress badly and say any damn thing that comes into my head.” He grinned. “You are the bastard, though.” “Lord Eddard Stark is my father,” Jon admitted stiffly. Lannister studied his face. “Yes,“ he said. “I can see it. You have more of the north in you than your brothers.” “Half brothers,“ Jon corrected. He was pleased by the dwarf's comment, but he tried not to let it show. “Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Jon was in no mood for anyone's counsel. “What do you know about being a bastard?“ “All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.” “You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.“ “Am I?“ the dwarf replied, sardonic. “Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.“ “I don't even know who my mother was,“ Jon said. “Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.“ He favored Jon with a rueful grin. “Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.“ And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Those are brave men,” he told Ser Balon in admiration. “Let's go kill them.”

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.

George R.R. Martin  Famous Quote

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Tywin Lannister: Any man who must say 'I am the king' is no true king.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Ramsay Bolton: If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Lord Varys: Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Syrio Forel: There is only one god, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Tyrion Lannister: Let me give you some advice, bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Daario/Jorah: Can you fight? Tyrion: I have fought. I don't claim to be a great warrior. Daario/Jorah: Are you good on a horse? Tyrion: Middling. Daario/Jorah: So mainly you talk. Tyrion: And drink. I've survived so far.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Tyrion Lannister: Dragons do not do well in captivity. Missandei: How do you know this? Tyrion Lannister: That's what I do. I drink and I know things.

Game of Thrones, Season 6  Famous Quote

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Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.

Isabelle Lafleche  Famous Quote

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It is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects -- military, political, economic, and what not. But in a way things are much simpler than that. The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden -- that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time.

C. S. Lewis  Famous Quote

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The burden of government is not measured by how much it taxes, but by how much it spends.

Milton Friedman  Famous Quote

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The politicians don’t just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.

James Dale Davidson  Famous Quote

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Government is saying to the average citizen every January 1: 'For the next five months you’ll be working for us, for goals we shall determine. Is that clear? After May 5 you may look after your own needs and ambitions, but report back to us next January. Now move along.' ... If nearly half of what you make is spent by someone else, that means that half your work time is spent working for someone else. Call me a radical, but I think that comes dangerously close to being a form of indentured servitude.

Richard Armey  Famous Quote

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The cult of the omnipotent state has millions of followers in the United States. Americans of today view their government in the same way as Christians view their God; they worship and adore the state and they render their lives and fortunes to it. Statists believe that their lives -- their very being -- are a privilege that the state has given to them. They believe that everything they do is -- and should be -- dependent on the consent of the government. Thus, statists support such devices as income taxation, licensing laws, regulations, passports, trade restrictions, and the like.

Jacob Hornberger  Famous Quote

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It is wrong to take half or more of what people earn; wrong to force some people to pay for the support of others, threatening them with jail if they refuse (are in “noncompliance”).

Tom Bethel  Famous Quote

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If I have worked harder and built myself a good house while you have been content to live in a hovel, the tax gatherer now comes annually to make me pay a penalty for my energy and industry by taxing me more than you. If I have saved while you wasted, I am [taxed] while you are exempt. If a man built a ship, we make him pay for his temerity as though he had done injury to the state; if a railroad be opened, down comes the tax collector upon it as though were a public nuisance.... We punish with a tax the man who covers barren fields with ripening grain; we fine him who puts up machinery and him who drains a swamp. To abolish these taxes would be to lift the whole enormous weight of taxation from productive industry.... The state would say to the producer, 'Be as industrious, as thrifty, as enterprising as you choose. You shall have your full reward!

Henry George  Famous Quote

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Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.

Thomas Hobbes  Famous Quote

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A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the Federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house. The law will of necessity have inquisitorial features, it will provide penalties. It will create a complicated machinery. Under it businessmen will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of Federal inspectors, spies and detectives will descend upon the state. They will compel men of business to show their books and disclose the secrets of their affairs. They will dictate forms of bookkeeping. They will require statements and affidavits. On the one hand the inspector can blackmail the taxpayer and on the other, he can profit by selling his secret to his competitor.

Richard Evelyn Byrd, Sr.  Famous Quote

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He [King George III] has erected a multitude of New Offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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[A]s all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever ...

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

Thomas Jefferson  Famous Quote

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Dr. Raymond Stantz : My parents left me that house. I was born there.
Dr. Peter Venkman : You're not gonna lose the house, everybody has three mortgages nowadays.

Ghostbusters  Movie Quote

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Dr. Peter Venkman : NOBODY steps on a church in my town.

Ghostbusters  Movie Quote

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Dr. Peter Venkman : We've been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft's okay! He's a sailor, he's in New York; we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!

Ghostbusters  Movie Quote

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Dr. Peter Venkman : We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!

Ghostbusters  Movie Quote

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Dr. Peter Venkman : Alice, I'm going to ask you a couple of standard questions, okay? Have you or any of your family been diagnosed schizophrenic? Mentally incompetent?
Librarian Alice : My uncle thought he was Saint Jerome.
Dr. Peter Venkman : I'd call that a big yes. Uh, are you habitually using drugs? Stimulants? Alcohol?
Librarian Alice : No.
Dr. Peter Venkman : No, no. Just asking. Are you, Alice, menstruating right now?
Library Administrator : What has that got to do with it?
Dr. Peter Venkman : Back off, man. I'm a scientist.

Ghostbusters  Movie Quote

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Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil. It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives. It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness. It comes to bring us evil - only evil - and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs.

Roger Quarles Mills  Famous Quote

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Finally, the fundamental flaw, which will ultimately destroy this prohibition as it did the last one, is that criminal sanctions cannot, and should not attempt to, prohibit personal conduct which does no harm to others.

Robert Sweet  Famous Quote

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...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

Voltaire  Famous Quote

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Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die...

John Peter Altgeld  Famous Quote

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi  Famous Quote

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Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi  Famous Quote

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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

Mahatma Gandhi  Famous Quote

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Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.

Mahatma Gandhi  Famous Quote

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi  Famous Quote

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John Maxwell  Famous Quote

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Waste no time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

Marcus Aurelius  Famous Quote

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Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights.

Benjamin Rush  Famous Quote

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To educate a man in mind, and not morals is to educate a menace to society.

Theodore Roosevelt  Famous Quote

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Whatever your life’ work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Famous Quote

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Famous Quote

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Famous Quote

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One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

Leonardo Da Vinci  Famous Quote

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All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times, but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, til they take root in our personal experience.

Johan Wolfgang von Goethe  Famous Quote

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We don’t have a great war in our generation, or a Great Depression but we do, we have a Great War of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.

Author Chuck Palahniuk  Famous Quote

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Everyday in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Everyday in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it has to run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you’re the lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

Charles McDougall  Famous Quote

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Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order.

John V. Lindsay  Famous Quote

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The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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Real men despise battle, but will never run from it.

George Washington  Famous Quote

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If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee, During a television interview  Famous Quote

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It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?

Beverly Abamo  Famous Quote

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Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.

J. C. Penny  Famous Quote

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I don’t have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile in under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.

Greg Evans  Famous Quote

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When I was five years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.

John Lennon  Famous Quote

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The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.

Dwayne Johnson  Famous Quote

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The first step to achieving your goal is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.

Dwayne Johnson  Famous Quote

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Success isn’t overnight. It’s when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.

Dwayne Johnson  Famous Quote

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Success at anything will always come down to this; focus and effort, and we control both.

Dwayne Johnson  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Blood, sweat, and respect. First two you give, last one you earn.

Dwayne Johnson  Famous Quote

added 8 months ago

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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The great man does not think beforehand of his words that they may be sincere, nor of his actions that they may be resolute, he simply speaks and does what is right.

Mencius  Famous Quote

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Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

Lance Armstrong  Famous Quote

added 9 months ago

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade and he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down and cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame “I am leaving, I am leaving” but the fighter still remains.

Paul Simon  Famous Quote

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It isn’t the mountains to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali  Famous Quote

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Every progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand mediocre minds appointed to guard the past.

Maurice Maeterlinck  Famous Quote

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If you don’t have talent, you gotta have tenacity.

Alex Honnold  Famous Quote

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The brain always quits before the body does. Once the mind knows you are not going to quit something, it’s gonna try to find more, it’s gonna try to give you more.

David Goggins  Famous Quote

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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man

Benjamin Franklin  Famous Quote

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When dealing with a legal matter always remember that you are your own best advocate. No one will care as much about the case as you do. Use lawyers but remember you must take primary responsibility for a successful outcome.

Grant D. Fairly  Famous Quote

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We have never stopped sin by passing laws; and in the same way, we are not going to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law.

Dwight D. Eisenhower  Famous Quote

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It is, therefore, a fact of law and of practical necessity that individuals are responsible for their own safety, and that of their loved ones. Police protection must be recognized for what it is: only an auxiliary general deterrent.

Peter Alan Kasler  Famous Quote

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Now what I contend is that my body is my own, at least I have always so regarded it. If I do harm through my experimenting with it, it is I who suffers, not the state.

Mark Twain  Famous Quote

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Wisemen are instructed by reason; men of less understanding, by experience; the most ignorant, by necessity; the beasts, by nature.

Marcus Tullus Cicero  Famous Quote

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If you believe it reprehensible to possess the means and will to use lethal force to repel criminal assault, how can you call upon another to do so for you?

Jeffrey R. Snyder  Famous Quote

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In every declining civilization there is a small ‘remnant’ of people who adhere to the right against the wrong, who recognize the difference between good and evil and who will take an active stand for the former and against the latter; who can still think and discern and who will courageously take a stand against the political, social, moral, and spiritual rot or decay of their day.

Donald S. McAlvaney  Famous Quote

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