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Every device employed to bolster individual freedom must have as its chief purpose the impairment of the absoluteness of power. The indications are that such an impairment is brought about not by strengthening the individual and pitting him against the possessors of power, but by distributing and diversifying power and pitting one category or unit of power against the other. Where power is one, the defeated individual, however strong and resourceful, can have no refuge and no recourse.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.

Spiro T. Agnew Quotes

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They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.

George W. Bush Quotes

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Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.

Jean Rostand Quotes

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The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind.

Marcus T. Cicero Quotes

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Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.

Harry F. Banks Quotes

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A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.

Pierre Burton Quotes

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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.

Di Cavour Quotes

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It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

Martin Luther King Quotes

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Politics is not an exact science.

Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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Politics is the art of the possible.

Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend.

Eric Hoffer Quotes

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In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.

Confucius Quotes

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We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.

Mark Twain Quotes

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We are the people our parents warned us about.

Jimmy Buffett Quotes

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For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.

Jello Biafra Quotes

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The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion.

Steven Biko Quotes

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I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.

Socrates Quotes

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Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

Otto Von Bismark Quotes

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...this is precisely the purpose of censorship- not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength.

Hedrick Smith Quotes

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The plans differ; the planners are all alike...

Frederic Bastiat Quotes

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...tradition and custom becomes intertwined and are a strong coercion which directs the society upon fixed lines, and strangles liberty.

William Graham Sumner Quotes

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...as long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters.

Edward Gibbon Quotes

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