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Finland had a civil war less than 100 years ago, just like in Ireland. If you look at the history of newly independent nations, civil war is almost every time present, even in the United States.
View quotes by Harri Holkeri

Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list - the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
View quotes by Karl Marx

Here lies a civil servant. He was civil to everyone, and servant to the devil (in The London Zoo)
View quotes by C H Sisson

A civil guest will no more talk all, than eat all the feast
View quotes by George Herbert

Civil rights are more important today than they
View quotes by David Harris

A civil servant doesn't make jokes
View quotes by Eugene Ionesco

Pray, good people, be civil. I am the Protestant whore.
View quotes by Nell Gwyn

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
View quotes by Ronald Reagan

Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination.
View quotes by James Farmer

But it struck me that the extreme violence and cruelty of the English Civil War had gone understated.
View quotes by Simon Schama

There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse ('The Naked Civil Servant')
View quotes by Quentin Crisp

To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent. [Don't tell the civil service / public sector!]
View quotes by Robert Copeland

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
View quotes by Ronald Reagan

An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing. ('The Naked Civil Servant')
View quotes by Quentin Crisp

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection.
View quotes by William Cohen

'Always be civil to the girls, you never know who they may marry' is a aphorism which has saved many an English spinster from being treated like an Indian widow.
View quotes by Nancy Mitford

You cannot be president of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial and the Civil War and all that stuff. You can't be. And we are blessed.
View quotes by George Bush

Business, labour and civil society organisations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
View quotes by Kofi Annan

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. - Cause of Death
View quotes by Patricia Cornwell

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

View quotes by A Philip Randolph



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