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Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain Quotes

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What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Socrates Quotes

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A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.

Woodrow Wilson Quotes

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Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. - "The Liberty Song".

John Dickinson Quotes

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The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.

William Westmoreland Quotes

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Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.

Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes

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Democracy: In which you say what you like and do what you're told.

Dave Barry Quotes

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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

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Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it -- it keeps him upright.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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The State always moves slowly and grudgingly towards any purpose that accrues to society's advantage, but moves rapidly and with alacrity towards one that accrues to its own advantage; nor does it ever move towards social purposes on its own initiative, but only under heavy pressure, while its motion towards anti-social purposes is self-sprung.

Albert Jay Nock Quotes

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The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed. - Reflections on Life.

Alexis Carrel Quotes

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Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia. - Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

Gen. George Pickett Quotes

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Don't talk to me about atrocities in war; all war is an atrocity.

Lord Kitchener Quotes

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Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

Patrick Henry Quotes

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We trained hard - but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

Dave Barry Quotes

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Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Benito Mussolini Quotes

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If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

Socrates Quotes

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Man's rights are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.

Samuel Adams Quotes

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The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Politics: (noun) From Greek, poly, meaning many, and ticks, meaning bloodsuckers.

Anon Quotes

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The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity, since the tastes, knowledge, and principles of the majority form the tribunal of appeal.

James Fenimore Cooper 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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I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government.

Cissy Farenthold Quotes

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The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do.

Joseph Stalin Quotes

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