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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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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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...whenever it is necessary that one of several conflicting opinions should prevail and when one would have to be made to prevail by force if need be, it is less wasteful to determine which has the stronger support by counting numbers than by fighting. Democracy is the only method of peaceful change that man has yet been discovered.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

Robert Heinlein Quotes

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Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds.

Thurgood Marshall Quotes

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Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.

Clarence Darrow Quotes

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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." N.B.: This quote refers to the British disarmament of the Indian Army. Gandhi never advocated the individual right to bear arms. - Gandhi, An Autobiography.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

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You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun, than with a kind word alone.

Al Capone Quotes

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One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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If none were to have Liberty but those who understand what it is, there would not be many freed Men in the world.

Lord Halifax Quotes

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...the crimes of violence committed for selfish, personal motives are historically insignificant compared to those committed ad majorem gloriam Dei, out of a self-sacrificing devotion to the flag, a leader, a religious faith or political conviction.

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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The people who remained victorious were less like conquerors than conquered.

St. Augustine Quotes

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Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.

David Lloyd George Quotes

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Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.

General George Patton Quotes

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The inner censor of the mind of the true believer completes the work of the public censor; his self-discipline is as tyrannical as the obedience imposed by the regime; he terrorizes his own conscience into submission; he carries his private Iron Curtain inside his skull, to protect his illusions against the intrusion of reality.

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.

Anonymous Quotes

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Many a bum show has been saved by the flag.

George M. Cohan Quotes

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I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.

Patrick Henry Quotes

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