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Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.

Stephen Decatur Quotes

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Progress is precisely that which the rules and regulations did not foresee.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English.

Arnold Toynbee Quotes

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I can see clearly now ... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate...

Richard Milhous Nixon Quotes

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The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think.

Sir Humphrey Davy Quotes

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If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.

Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

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Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt Quotes

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What is hateful to thyself do not do to another. That is the whole Law, the rest is Commentary.

Hillel Quotes

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The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battle is usually decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of their men.

B.h. Liddell Hart Quotes

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I think there are only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball.

Bobcat Goldthwait Quotes

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Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini Quotes

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Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.

Samuel Gompers Quotes

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The part of our social order which can or ought to be made a conscious product of human reason is only a small part of all the forces of society.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian Quotes

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Justice is incidental to law and order.

J. Edgar Hoover Quotes

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...if we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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...the argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict which each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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The fact that slaughter [battle] is a horrifying spectacle must make us take war more seriously, but [it does] not provide an excuse for gradually blunting our swords in the name of humanity. Sooner or later someone will come along with a sharp sword and hack off our arms.

Carl Von Clausewitz Quotes

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Governments will always misuse the machinery of the law as far as the state of public opinion permits.

Emile Capouya Quotes

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One of the most fashionable notions of our times is that social problems like poverty and oppression breed wars. Most wars, however, are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.

Dwight D Eisenhower Quotes

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Governments need armies to protect them against their enslaved and oppressed subjects.

Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; and things mean and splendid exist alike.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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