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No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law. Whenever the secular arm is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.

William James Mayo Quotes

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I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.

Edith Cavell Quotes

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There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.

Bernard Elliot Bee Quotes

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In republican governments, men are all equal; equal they are also is despotic governments: in the former, because they are everything; in the latter, because they are nothing.

De Montesquieu Quotes

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The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.

John Jay Quotes

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There is no slavery but ignorance.

Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes

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It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law...that the average citizen is half-witted, and hence not to be trusted to either his own devices or his own thoughts.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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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 Quotes

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War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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To wage a war for a purely moral reason is as absurd as to ravish a woman for a purely moral reason.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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In our own time we have seen domination spread over the social landscape to a point where it is beyond all human control. Compared to this stupendous mobilization of materials, of wealth, of human intellect, of human labor for the single goal of domination, all other recent human achievements pale to almost trivial significance. Our art, science, medicine, literature, music and "charitable" acts seem like mere droppings from a table on which gory feasts on the spoils of conquest have engaged the attention of a system whose appetite for rule is utterly unrestrained.

Murray Bookchin Quotes

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Glory is the child of peril.

Tobias G. Smollett Quotes

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Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.

Corazon Aquino Quotes

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Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.

Alice Stone Blackwell Quotes

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The price of power is responsibility for the public good.

Withrop Aldrich Quotes

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Fortunately for themselves and for the world, nearly all men are cowards and dare not act on what they believe. Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the "courage of their convictions.".

Coventry Patmore Quotes

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The law giver, of all beings, most owes the law allegiance. He of all men should behave as though the law compelled him. But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own.

H.g. Wells Quotes

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If we truly cared about our children and future generations, instead of demagoging about them, we'd worry more about saving liberty than saving Social Security.

Walter Williams Quotes

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War: a wretched debasement of all the pretenses of civilization.

Omar Bradley Quotes

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The multitude is always in the wrong.

Paulo Freire Quotes

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The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.

Norman Mailer Quotes

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It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.

Baha'u'llah Quotes

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The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.

Jack Anderson Quotes

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What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

Benjamin Spock Quotes

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