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It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.

Ivan Goncharov Quotes

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Power tires only those who do not have it.

Giulio Andreotti Quotes

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.

Giovanni Ruffini Quotes

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We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the [American] people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today.

Peter Prichard Quotes

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Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.

William L. Shirer Quotes

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If "everybody knows" such-and-such, then it ain't so, by at least ten thousand to one.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Various kinds of ideas can be classified by their relationship to the authentication process. There are ideas systematically prepared for authentication ("theories"), ideas not derived from any systematic process ("visions"), ideas which could not survive any reasonable authentication process ("illusions"), ideas which exempt themselves from any authentication process ("myths"), ideas which have already passed authentication processes ("facts"), as well as ideas known to have failed- or certain to fail- such processes ("falsehoods" - both mistakes and lies).

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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One of the peculiarities of the American Revolution was that its leaders pinned their hopes on the organization of decision-making units, the structuring of their incentives, and the counterbalancing of the units against one another, rather than on the more usual (and more exciting) principle of substituting "the good guys" for "the bad guys.".

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

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While rationalism at the individual level is a plea for more personal autonomy from cultural norms, at the social level it is often a claim- or arrogation- of power to stifle the autonomy of others.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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The state is the great fiction by which everybody tries to live at the expense of everybody else.

Frederic Bastiat Quotes

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Mystical references to "society" and its programs to "help" may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.

Bill Vaughan Quotes

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I'd rather keep my promises to other politicians than to God. God, at least, has a degree of forgiveness.

Anonymous Politician Quotes

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The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men.

Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes

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Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.

Eugene Mccarthy Quotes

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Darkness yields to starlight, to the light of the rising sun, and to the light of the soul.

Dennis Kucinich Quotes

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It is long past time that the President and this Administration show its evidence. . .Today, we are introducing a Resolution of Inquiry to compel the White House to substantiate its claims. The President led the nation to war, and spent at least $63 billion on that war, on the basis of these unfounded assertions. ~ Rep. Dennis Kucinich http://www.kucinich.us.

Dennis Kucinich Quotes

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This current administration cannot even bring home a soldier from Iraq and they talk about putting a man on the moon.. didn't the Democrats whose candidates were elected in the last 3 presidential elections do that?

James Carville Quotes

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All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

John Hay Quotes

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Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.

Henry George Quotes

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The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism.

Edward Heath Quotes

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The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken. On a tragedy of that kind our national morality is duly silent.

Edward M. Forster Quotes

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