100 Most Viewed Quotations

Rank Number Author(s) Quote Text
1 21186 Hand, Learned ... community is already in process of disillusion where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a po
2 29139 de Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc Let us suppose, that the Old and New worlds were formerly but one continent, and that, by a violent
3 58770 Santorum, Rick

Instead of giving your children more things, give them more time.

4 74776 McCarthy, Joseph R. A communist on the faculty of one university is one communist too many.
5 71413 Machiavelli, Niccolo There never was a new prince who has disarmed his subjects; rather when he has found them disarmed,
6 56209 Kennan, George F. It is clearly unwise for us to continue the attempt to carry alone, or largely single-handed, the op
7 11506 American Temperance Society Taste not, touch not, handle not.
8 48094 Congregation of the Holy Office | Roman Inquisition It is asked:
Whether it is permitted to capture by force and deceit Blacks and other natives w
9 55542 George, Henry This association of poverty with progress is the great enigma of our times.
10 74990 Aguinaldo y Famy, Emilio | Magdalo My government cannot remain indifferent in view of such a violent and aggressive seizure of a portio
11 59177 Bush, George W. I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees.
12 65726 Yosef, Ovadia There was a tsunami and there are terrible natural disasters, all of this because of too little Tora
13 24578 Agamemnon My dear Menelaus, why are you so chary of taking men's lives? Did the Trojans treat you as handsomel
14 67689 Harmsworth, Esmond Cecil | Rothermere, Lord I urge all British young men and women to study closely the progress of the Nazi regime in Germany.
15 55531 Barboncito My friends, my brothers! I know why you are coming to cross the river . . . our land is hungry, and
16 49756 U. S. Congress it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or
17 80463 Andreas, Peter John Jacob Astor, the first American multimillionaire and the richest man in the country at the time
18 62524 Bush, Jeb This is part of the price we pay, I guess, for living in paradise.
19 60234 Kennedy, John F.

When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity

20 22558 Hungate, William Come, come, come and play spy with me,
Down at the old Watergate;
Come, come, come live
21 7095 Portuguese Proverb There's no compassion like the penny.
22 60448 Patton, George S. Jr. They are a scurvy race and simply savages. We could beat hell out of them.
23 74209 Churchill, Winston That’s right Clement. Every time you see something big, you want to nationalize it.
24 21704 Heine, Heinrich None is so crazy but that he may find a crazier comrade who will understand him.
25 24576 Suleiman the Magnificent … seated on a golden throne, receive the homage of the viziers and the beys; massacre of 2,000 pri
26 63749 London Times Heavy Fog In Channel. Continent Cut Off.
27 81746 Anouilh, Jean Nothing is irreparable in politics.
28 47369 Macleod, Ian We now have the worst of both worlds – not just inflation on the one side or stagnation on the oth
29 77178 Rockefeller, John D. Oil is what this country runs on. You call it monopoly. I call it enterprise.
30 15815 Churchill, Winston The last time you and I sat across a conference table in Potsdam [July-August, 1945], I must confess
31 68881 Galloway, Joseph … persons, whose design, from the beginning of their opposition to the Stamp Act, was to throw off
32 17215 Dawes, Henry L. [Commenting on the status of the Cherokee Indians:] They have got as far as they can go, because th
33 75395 Frederick, Karl T. I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. ... I do not
34 68895 Iran Confectioners Union Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries wi
35 52626 Pizarro, Francisco I have not come here for such reasons. I have come to take away their gold.
36 45554 Queipo de Llano, Gonzalo Our valiant legionnaires and Regulares have shown what it is to be a man to the reds and their women
37 18415 Eisenhower, Dwight D. | Moos, Malcolm

In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whe

38 21715 Helms, Jesse All Latins are volatile people.
39 50106 Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de The country itself is the best I have ever seen for producing all the products of Spain... But what
40 27945 Meir, Golda [The Israeli cabinet was discussing an outbreak of assaults on women at night. One minister suggest
41 45822 Franklin, William If you intend to set the colonies aflame, take care to run away by the light of it.
42 57028 Breitkreuz, Garry In the 1950s, buggery was a criminal offence. Now it's a requirement to receive benefits from the fe
43 49940 Frick, Henry Clay I do not think I will die, but whether I do or not, the company will pursue the same policies.
44 23086 Jaurès, Jean Leon Capitalism carries in itself war, like clouds carry rain.
45 69516 Mehmed II

The city and the buildings are mine; but I resign to your valor the captives and the spoil, the t

46 30659 Tojo, Hideki When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surpr
47 53656 Ivan IV | Ivan the Terrible The earth is ruled by the mercy of God and the grace of the Immaculate Virgin; by the prayers of the
48 18871 Evans, Hiram Wesley Liberalism is today charged in the mind of most Americans with nothing less than national, racial an
49 58873 Stevens, John L. In truth the monarchy here is an absurd anachronism. It has nothing on which it logically or legitim
50 26484 Harald Hardrada Treason must be stopped by fair means of foul.
51 74738 Jefferson, Thomas The motives pleading for war rather than tribute are numerous and honorable; those opposing them mea
52 31179 Varro, Marcus Terentius There are bred certain minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, which float in the air and
53 76261 Trevelyan, Charles Edward The famine has been sent by God to teach the Irish a lesson. . . . The real evil with which we have
54 68050 Martin, Jose de San Seek six or eight generals in France (who nowadays haven’t even got anything to eat), bring them h
55 56613 Warren, Earl All political ideas cannot and should not be channeled into the programs of our two major parties. H
56 68077 Agustin I | Iturbide, Agustin de I was the depository of the will of the Mexicans
57 21202 Hanna, Mark A. If it is commercialism to want the possession of a strategic point [The Philippines] giving the Amer
58 71036 Reagan, Ronald We built it. We paid for it. It’s ours.
59 43169 Bell, Daniel The nation-state has become too small for the big problems of life and too big for the small problem
60 46988 Fillmore, Millard Peace at any price
61 20317 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von You must either conquer and rule or lose and serve, suffer or triumph, and be the anvil or the hamme
62 73341 Long, Huey P. You tell that imperial bastard in Mississippi to keep out of Louisiana. Tell that son of a bitch th
63 69457 O'Connor, Feargus We believe this is a most ill-judged and suicidal act ... from which we should emerge only through b
64 74227 Rustin, Bayard Until the Negro votes on a large scale, we will have to rely more and more on mass direct action as
65 21314 Harper, Elijah This is one victory that Canada cannot deny to aboriginal people.

[He was referring to
66 47888 Pierce, William Leigh Every Government has certain moral and physical qualities engrafted in their very nature,-one operat
67 64358 Brissot, Jacques Pierre It is better to make our enemy's country the theater of war than our own.
68 59689 Oliver, Peter If we review the List of those Heroes who compose Congresses, Committees, mock Government, & the chi
69 57248 Einstein, Albert Homosexuality should not be punishable except to protect children.
70 29343 Salazar, Antonio de Oliveira Those who can, must obey.
71 59364 Escobar, Arturo Development was--and continues to be for the most part--a top-down, ethnocentric, and technocratic a
72 68673 Cheney, Richard B. Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is
73 22191 Hoover, Herbert Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and
74 64056 Dom Pedro I | Pedro IV The time has come. It is Independence or Death!
75 44679 Azouri, Najib [There are two movements ongoing:] the awakening of the Arab nation, and the effort of the Jews to r
76 69870 Braddock, Edward These Savages may indeed be a formidable Enemy to your raw American Militia but upon the King’s re
77 72724 Treptow, Martin America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I w
78 15737 Churchill, Winston [John] Foster Dulles is the only case I know of a bull who carries his china shop with him.
79 24219 Eisenhower, Dwight D. These Southerners are not bad men. They just want to be sure that their daughters will not have to
80 75444 Reagan, Ronald I see no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying a loaded weapon.
81 58604 Guillotin, Joseph Ignace The mechanism falls like thunder. Blood spurts. The man is no more.
82 47166 Major, John I want to see wealth cascading down the generations.
83 23704 Johnson, Lyndon Baines Gerald Ford's economics is the worst thing that's happened to this country since pantyhose ruined fi
84 18124 Dwight, Louis There is but one sufficient excuse for Christians in suffering such evils to exist in prisons in thi
85 74521 Anti Saloon League Lips that touch liquor shall never touch mine.
86 20480 Gonzalez, Henry B. I question the Constitutional authority of the President to conscript unwilling Americans and send t
87 50074 Singleton, Benjamin Pap What's going to be a hundred years from now ain't much account to us.... The whites has the lands an
88 53354 Madero, Francisco A force of tyranny which we Mexicans were not accustomed to suffer after we won our independence opp
89 12526 Beecher, Lyman That no measures will avail short of rendering ardent spirits a contraband of trade is nearly self e
90 66447 Ute Indian Tribe Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me th
91 41601 Morris, Esther Mae Hobart McQuigg Slack An idea—-even one voted into law—-wasn’t worth a hill of beans so long as it remained words on
92 69282 Meiji, Mutsuhito

A deliberative assembly should be formed, and all measures be decided by public opinion.

93 80762 Carleton, James H. All Indian men of that tribe are to be killed whenever and wherever you can find them…. If the Ind
94 65143 Williams, Robin The Confederate Flag is just a symbol of states’ rights and the Swastika is just a Tibetan good lu
95 15783 Churchill, Winston Nothing would induce me to vote for giving women the franchise. I am not going to be henpecked into
96 60747 Sumner, Charles Slavery is a conspiracy of the lords of the loom and the lords of the lash.
97 27827 McKinley, William Jr. ... you may be sure there will be no jingo nonsense under my administration.

[Soon ther
98 58509 Kennedy, John F. When we walk everyday on the razor-edge of danger, a peace-loving people do not want a trigger-happy
99 64033 Bonaparte, Napoleon | Napoleon III

I will not rest until I have torn the epaulettes off every nigger in the colonies

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