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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 78876 Cox, Jim

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

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 60234 Kennedy, John F.

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

20 7095 Portuguese Proverb There's no compassion like the penny.
21 60448 Patton, George S. Jr. They are a scurvy race and simply savages. We could beat hell out of them.
22 62524 Bush, Jeb This is part of the price we pay, I guess, for living in paradise.
23 74209 Churchill, Winston That’s right Clement. Every time you see something big, you want to nationalize it.
24 22558 Hungate, William Come, come, come and play spy with me,
Down at the old Watergate;
Come, come, come live
25 80463 Andreas, Peter John Jacob Astor, the first American multimillionaire and the richest man in the country at the time
26 21704 Heine, Heinrich None is so crazy but that he may find a crazier comrade who will understand him.
27 29352 Scalia, Antonin Individuals who have been wronged by unlawful racial discrimination should be made whole; but under
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 74047 Riesman, David The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different;
30 24576 Suleiman the Magnificent … seated on a golden throne, receive the homage of the viziers and the beys; massacre of 2,000 pri
31 68895 Iran Confectioners Union Given the insults by Danish newspapers against the prophet, as of now the name of Danish pastries wi
32 25615 Lenin, Nikolai | Lenin, Vladimir Illich Ulyanov [Advocating a revolution against the Karenski provisional government:] All power to the Soviet of W
33 10353 Izard, Ralph His Rotundity
34 56185 Kasparov, Gary The election in Russia was free but not very fair.
35 15815 Churchill, Winston The last time you and I sat across a conference table in Potsdam [July-August, 1945], I must confess
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 19540 Freud, Clement [Referring to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:] Attila the Hen.
38 18415 Eisenhower, Dwight D. | Moos, Malcolm In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whethe
39 63749 London Times Heavy Fog In Channel. Continent Cut Off.
40 68881 Galloway, Joseph … persons, whose design, from the beginning of their opposition to the Stamp Act, was to throw off
41 75395 Frederick, Karl T. I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons. I seldom carry one. ... I do not
42 17215 Dawes, Henry L. [Commenting on the status of the Cherokee Indians:] They have got as far as they can go, because th
43 39021 Gonzales, Juan A Dominican kitchen worker in New York City can make more money than a Dominican doctor working in t
44 21715 Helms, Jesse All Latins are volatile people.
45 57028 Breitkreuz, Garry In the 1950s, buggery was a criminal offence. Now it's a requirement to receive benefits from the fe
46 29585 Seitz, Frederick It is almost instinctive in science to accept contrary views, because disagreeing gives you guidance
47 77178 Rockefeller, John D. Oil is what this country runs on. You call it monopoly. I call it enterprise.
48 73827 Lewis, Sinclair Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which i
49 30644 Chinese Proverb The way to fame goes through the palaces, the way to happiness does through the markets, the way to
50 65264 Sorensen, Theodore The best way to study about speech writing is to read great speeches.
51 65804 Roosevelt, Eleanor Lest I keep my complacent ways I must remind myself.. Someone out there died for me today As long as
52 23086 Jaurès, Jean Leon Capitalism carries in itself war, like clouds carry rain.
53 24166 DeWitt, John L. There have been incidents of sabotage and there have been 793 instances of signaling to submarines o
54 58873 Stevens, John L. In truth the monarchy here is an absurd anachronism. It has nothing on which it logically or legitim
55 17331 Debs, Eugene V. What is socialism? Merely Christianity in action.
56 47141 Beecham, Sir Thomas Sounds like two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof.
57 63464 Long, Huey P. Anyone here own 4 suits? Three suits? Even 2 suits? Well J. P. Morgan has over 100 suits, each one
58 74227 Rustin, Bayard Until the Negro votes on a large scale, we will have to rely more and more on mass direct action as
59 21202 Hanna, Mark A. If it is commercialism to want the possession of a strategic point [The Philippines] giving the Amer
60 56613 Warren, Earl All political ideas cannot and should not be channeled into the programs of our two major parties. H
61 26484 Harald Hardrada Treason must be stopped by fair means of foul.
62 38986 Gladstone, William Ewart [In 1839 opium was the leading commodity internationally traded in the world. The Chinese told the
63 47140 Bracken, Brendan You Bollinger Bolshevik, you ritzy Robespierre, you lounge-lizard Lenin. Look at you, swilling Max
64 68077 Agustin I | Iturbide, Agustin de I was the depository of the will of the Mexicans
65 27945 Meir, Golda [The Israeli cabinet was discussing an outbreak of assaults on women at night. One minister suggest
66 73341 Long, Huey P. You tell that imperial bastard in Mississippi to keep out of Louisiana. Tell that son of a bitch th
67 56791 DeWitt, John L. Racial affiliations are not severed by migration. The Japanese race is an enemy race and while many
68 70825 Harugura, Abubakar Godana There is a Christian I am fighting against. I want to bring about an environment where all are Isla
69 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
70 74738 Jefferson, Thomas The motives pleading for war rather than tribute are numerous and honorable; those opposing them mea
71 69516 Mehmed II

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

72 47888 Pierce, William Leigh Every Government has certain moral and physical qualities engrafted in their very nature,-one operat
73 29941 Thatcher, Margaret The trouble with you John, is that your spine does not reach your brain.
74 69457 O'Connor, Feargus We believe this is a most ill-judged and suicidal act ... from which we should emerge only through b
75 25716 Levesque, Rene Then came the conquest. We were conquered people, our hearts set on surviving in some small way on
76 68050 Martin, Jose de San Seek six or eight generals in France (who nowadays haven’t even got anything to eat), bring them h
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 44679 Azouri, Najib [There are two movements ongoing:] the awakening of the Arab nation, and the effort of the Jews to r
79 43169 Bell, Daniel The nation-state has become too small for the big problems of life and too big for the small problem
80 80762 Carleton, James H. All Indian men of that tribe are to be killed whenever and wherever you can find them…. If the Ind
81 49940 Frick, Henry Clay I do not think I will die, but whether I do or not, the company will pursue the same policies.
82 45822 Franklin, William If you intend to set the colonies aflame, take care to run away by the light of it.
83 46988 Fillmore, Millard Peace at any price
84 59689 Oliver, Peter If we review the List of those Heroes who compose Congresses, Committees, mock Government, & the chi
85 17563 Dionysius of Halicarnassus The shortest way to ruin a country is to give power to demogogues.
86 17587 Beaconsfield, 1st Earl of | Disraeli, Benjamin Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
87 69461 Oastler, Richard The mill-owners obtained their wealth by overworking and by defrauding the factory children. They we
88 27637 McCarthy, Eugene J. Reporters are like blackbirds sitting on a telephone wire. One flies off and they all fly off. One
89 68673 Cheney, Richard B. Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is
90 15155 Carver, George Washington When our thoughts, which bring actions, are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are
91 63991 Gustav III This will be the century of America.
92 47166 Major, John I want to see wealth cascading down the generations.
93 28029 Mercredi, Ovide We want the same standard of life Canadians enjoy and take for granted.
94 28407 Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich A strong Germany is an indispensable condition for a durable peace in Europe.
95 66481 Durant, Will The Mohammadan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging ta
96 28908 Mussolini, Benito The struggle between Fascism and Democracy can permit no compromises.... Either we or they.
97 51352 Hamilton, Alexander The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They
98 67718 Vidal, Gore The function of the New York Times is to enter the battlefield after the battle is over and shoot th
99 71485 Vidal, Gore This is an eternal war against terrorism. It’s like a war on dandruff.
100 18780 Erlichman, John You can't have fifteen people coming together to give the president advice in a Cabinet session. Th