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An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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If you are to stand up for your Government you must be able to stand up to your Government.

Lord Harold Caccia Quotes

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Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.

Isaac Goldberg Quotes

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The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.

Georges Bernanos Quotes

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You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Joseph Conrad Quotes

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Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.

R A Dickson Quotes

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Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.

Ernest Jones Quotes

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How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.

William Cowper Quotes

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I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.

Malcolm Bradbury Quotes

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A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.

Aristide Briand Quotes

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Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.

Randolph Churchill Quotes

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Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad.

Arnold Edinborough Quotes

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Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.

Francois FĂ©nelon Quotes

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It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.

Ivan Goncharov Quotes

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Power tires only those who do not have it.

Giulio Andreotti Quotes

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Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.

Giovanni Ruffini Quotes

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We just did a survey that showed.... something like 65 percent of the [American] people couldn't vote for the First Amendment if it was up for a vote today.

Peter Prichard Quotes

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Perhaps America will one day go fascist democratically, by popular vote.

William L. Shirer 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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Various kinds of ideas can be classified by their relationship to the authentication process. There are ideas systematically prepared for authentication ("theories"), ideas not derived from any systematic process ("visions"), ideas which could not survive any reasonable authentication process ("illusions"), ideas which exempt themselves from any authentication process ("myths"), ideas which have already passed authentication processes ("facts"), as well as ideas known to have failed- or certain to fail- such processes ("falsehoods" - both mistakes and lies).

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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One of the peculiarities of the American Revolution was that its leaders pinned their hopes on the organization of decision-making units, the structuring of their incentives, and the counterbalancing of the units against one another, rather than on the more usual (and more exciting) principle of substituting "the good guys" for "the bad guys.".

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.

Thomas Henry Huxley Quotes

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While rationalism at the individual level is a plea for more personal autonomy from cultural norms, at the social level it is often a claim- or arrogation- of power to stifle the autonomy of others.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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