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The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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Government, in its very essence, is opposed to all increase in knowledge. Its tendency is always towards permanence and against change...[T]he progress of humanity, far from being the result of government, has been made entirely without its aid and in the face if its constant and bitter opposition.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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People constantly speak of "the government" doing this or that, as they might speak of God doing it. But the government is really nothing but a group of men, and usually they are very inferior men. They may have some better man working for them, but they themselves are seldom worthy of any respect.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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The New Deal began, like the Salvation Army, by promising to save humanity. It ended, again like the Salvation Army, by running flop-houses and disturbing the peace.

H.L. Mencken Quotes

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Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

Stephen King Quotes

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Ideology has very little to do with "consciousness" -- it is profoundly unconscious.

Louis Althusser Quotes

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Without a country, I am not a man.

Nawaf Al-nasir Al-sabah Quotes

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Prepare by knowing your walk away [conditions] and by building the number of variables you can work with during the negotiation... you need to have a walk away... a combination of price, terms, and deliverables that represents the least you will accept. Without one, you have no negotiating road map.

Keiser Quotes

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We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

Mary Kay Ash Quotes

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Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. [Psalms 64:1].

Bible Quotes

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No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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The object and practice of liberty lies in the limitation of governmental power.

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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Liberty is an opportunity for doing good, but this is only so when it is also an opportunity for doing wrong.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Plato Quotes

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The more the world is specialized the more it will be run by generalists.

Marcel Masse Quotes

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In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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The more corrupt the State the more numerous the laws.

Cornelius Tacitus Quotes

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"I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower." "Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!".

Ken Kesey Quotes

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Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.

Sallust Quotes

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Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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From the Far East I send you one single thought, one sole idea--written in red on every beachhead form Australia to Tokyo--There is no substitute for victory!

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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I shall return.

General Douglas MacArthur Quotes

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Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.

David Letterman Quotes

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