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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 55193 Parrilla, Spain All the people of the world are in the International Brigades at the side of the Spanish people.
14 24578 Agamemnon My dear Menelaus, why are you so chary of taking men's lives? Did the Trojans treat you as handsomel
15 55531 Barboncito My friends, my brothers! I know why you are coming to cross the river . . . our land is hungry, and
16 80463 Andreas, Peter John Jacob Astor, the first American multimillionaire and the richest man in the country at the time
17 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.
18 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
19 78876 Cox, Jim

Reformers will better rectify any inadequacies they detect in the market by reaping the profits a

20 62524 Bush, Jeb This is part of the price we pay, I guess, for living in paradise.
21 60234 Kennedy, John F.

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

22 7095 Portuguese Proverb There's no compassion like the penny.
23 22558 Hungate, William Come, come, come and play spy with me,
Down at the old Watergate;
Come, come, come live
24 60448 Patton, George S. Jr. They are a scurvy race and simply savages. We could beat hell out of them.
25 74209 Churchill, Winston That’s right Clement. Every time you see something big, you want to nationalize it.
26 21704 Heine, Heinrich None is so crazy but that he may find a crazier comrade who will understand him.
27 81746 Anouilh, Jean Nothing is irreparable in politics.
28 24576 Suleiman the Magnificent … seated on a golden throne, receive the homage of the viziers and the beys; massacre of 2,000 pri
29 47369 Macleod, Ian We now have the worst of both worlds – not just inflation on the one side or stagnation on the oth
30 63749 London Times Heavy Fog In Channel. Continent Cut Off.
31 74047 Riesman, David The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different;
32 77178 Rockefeller, John D. Oil is what this country runs on. You call it monopoly. I call it enterprise.
33 68895 Iran Confectioners Union Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries wi
34 15815 Churchill, Winston The last time you and I sat across a conference table in Potsdam [July-August, 1945], I must confess
35 68881 Galloway, Joseph … persons, whose design, from the beginning of their opposition to the Stamp Act, was to throw off
36 17215 Dawes, Henry L. [Commenting on the status of the Cherokee Indians:] They have got as far as they can go, because th
37 75395 Frederick, Karl T. I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. ... I do not
38 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
39 19540 Freud, Clement [Referring to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:] Attila the Hen.
40 52626 Pizarro, Francisco I have not come here for such reasons. I have come to take away their gold.
41 18415 Eisenhower, Dwight D. | Moos, Malcolm In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whethe
42 29585 Seitz, Frederick It is almost instinctive in science to accept contrary views, because disagreeing gives you guidance
43 21715 Helms, Jesse All Latins are volatile people.
44 50106 Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de The country itself is the best I have ever seen for producing all the products of Spain... But what
45 57028 Breitkreuz, Garry In the 1950s, buggery was a criminal offence. Now it's a requirement to receive benefits from the fe
46 27945 Meir, Golda [The Israeli cabinet was discussing an outbreak of assaults on women at night. One minister suggest
47 45822 Franklin, William If you intend to set the colonies aflame, take care to run away by the light of it.
48 49940 Frick, Henry Clay I do not think I will die, but whether I do or not, the company will pursue the same policies.
49 23086 Jaurès, Jean Leon Capitalism carries in itself war, like clouds carry rain.
50 69516 Mehmed II

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

51 30644 Chinese Proverb The way to fame goes through the palaces, the way to happiness does through the markets, the way to
52 73827 Lewis, Sinclair Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which i
53 58873 Stevens, John L. In truth the monarchy here is an absurd anachronism. It has nothing on which it logically or legitim
54 65264 Sorensen, Theodore The best way to study about speech writing is to read great speeches.
55 30659 Tojo, Hideki When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surpr
56 24166 DeWitt, John L. There have been incidents of sabotage and there have been 793 instances of signaling to submarines o
57 68050 Martin, Jose de San Seek six or eight generals in France (who nowadays haven’t even got anything to eat), bring them h
58 18871 Evans, Hiram Wesley Liberalism is today charged in the mind of most Americans with nothing less than national, racial an
59 26484 Harald Hardrada Treason must be stopped by fair means of foul.
60 68077 Agustin I | Iturbide, Agustin de I was the depository of the will of the Mexicans
61 74738 Jefferson, Thomas The motives pleading for war rather than tribute are numerous and honorable; those opposing them mea
62 31179 Varro, Marcus Terentius There are bred certain minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, which float in the air and
63 21202 Hanna, Mark A. If it is commercialism to want the possession of a strategic point [The Philippines] giving the Amer
64 56613 Warren, Earl All political ideas cannot and should not be channeled into the programs of our two major parties. H
65 17331 Debs, Eugene V. What is socialism? Merely Christianity in action.
66 46988 Fillmore, Millard Peace at any price
67 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
68 73341 Long, Huey P. You tell that imperial bastard in Mississippi to keep out of Louisiana. Tell that son of a bitch th
69 69457 O'Connor, Feargus We believe this is a most ill-judged and suicidal act ... from which we should emerge only through b
70 43169 Bell, Daniel The nation-state has become too small for the big problems of life and too big for the small problem
71 74227 Rustin, Bayard Until the Negro votes on a large scale, we will have to rely more and more on mass direct action as
72 71036 Reagan, Ronald We built it. We paid for it. It’s ours.
73 47888 Pierce, William Leigh Every Government has certain moral and physical qualities engrafted in their very nature,-one operat
74 21314 Harper, Elijah This is one victory that Canada cannot deny to aboriginal people.

[He was referring to
75 56791 DeWitt, John L. Racial affiliations are not severed by migration. The Japanese race is an enemy race and while many
76 59689 Oliver, Peter If we review the List of those Heroes who compose Congresses, Committees, mock Government, & the chi
77 64358 Brissot, Jacques Pierre It is better to make our enemy's country the theater of war than our own.
78 68673 Cheney, Richard B. Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is
79 57248 Einstein, Albert Homosexuality should not be punishable except to protect children.
80 44679 Azouri, Najib [There are two movements ongoing:] the awakening of the Arab nation, and the effort of the Jews to r
81 17587 Beaconsfield, 1st Earl of | Disraeli, Benjamin Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
82 64056 Dom Pedro I | Pedro IV The time has come. It is Independence or Death!
83 22191 Hoover, Herbert Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and
84 72724 Treptow, Martin America must win this war. Therefore, I will work, I will save, I will sacrifice, I will endure, I w
85 69870 Braddock, Edward These Savages may indeed be a formidable Enemy to your raw American Militia but upon the King’s re
86 15737 Churchill, Winston [John] Foster Dulles is the only case I know of a bull who carries his china shop with him.
87 75444 Reagan, Ronald I see no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying a loaded weapon.
88 58604 Guillotin, Joseph Ignace The mechanism falls like thunder. Blood spurts. The man is no more.
89 15155 Carver, George Washington When our thoughts, which bring actions, are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are
90 47166 Major, John I want to see wealth cascading down the generations.
91 25356 Lansing, John Jr. All free constitutions are formed with two views—to deter the governed from crime, and the governo
92 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
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 53354 Madero, Francisco A force of tyranny which we Mexicans were not accustomed to suffer after we won our independence opp
95 66481 Durant, Will The Mohammadan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging ta
96 14064 Bryan, William Jennings [At the Democratic convention of 1924, the party was split over a proposed resolution that would den
97 67718 Vidal, Gore The function of the New York Times is to enter the battlefield after the battle is over and shoot th
98 27827 McKinley, William Jr. ... you may be sure there will be no jingo nonsense under my administration.

[Soon ther
99 60747 Sumner, Charles Slavery is a conspiracy of the lords of the loom and the lords of the lash.
100 58509 Kennedy, John F. When we walk everyday on the razor-edge of danger, a peace-loving people do not want a trigger-happy