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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
James Madison

The trouble with government regulation of the market is that it prohibits capitalistic acts between consenting adults.
Robert Nozick

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
Josh Billings

A humane and generous concern for every individual, his health and his fulfillment, will do more to soothe the savage heart than the fear of state-inflicted death, which chiefly serves to remind us how close we remain to the jungle.
Ramsey Clark

He's got a family and two young children and he's slowing down his career. He's just happy where he is at the moment and you have to respect that
Greg Rusedski

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties.
Franklin Pierce

At the moment, things are not going for us, and we would probably need a dog to run on the pitch to head it into the net for us
Aidy Boothroyd

Tremendous, little short of superb. On cracking form. [after being sacked of his role in the Tory shadow cabinet]
Boris Johnson

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
Virginia Woolf

In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence
James Monroe

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness - It's growth - mental, financial, you name it.
Harold Geneen

'When I was a practicing alcoholic, I was unbelievable. One side effect was immense suspicion: I'd come off tour like Inspector Clouseau on acid. 'Where's this cornflake come from? It wasn't here before.'
Ozzy Ozbourne

Don't be buffaloed by experts and elites. Experts often possess more data than judgment. Elites can become so inbred that they produce haemophiliacs who bleed to death as soon as they are nicked by the real world.
Colin Powell

Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
Edward Dahlberg

I think we would struggle to get that one through (on the South Africa policy of 'no women, no alcohol')
Eddie Jones

Right now I have the distinct feeling that Iím two ages again, and the older part of me that I relied on many times in the past in difficult moments, thatís the part that got me here today.
Anne Hathaway

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
Archibald MacLeish

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Gilda Radner

Men's hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only
Thomas Carlyle

I think that the longer I look good, the better gay men feel.
Cher

I've studied a lot of great people over the years - Pete Seeger, James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James.
John Fogerty

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud

At the moment I'm cooking anything from stews and casseroles to curries and roasts.
Jade Jagger

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

And daisy-stars, whose firmament is green
Thomas Hood

'This huge life-changing moment of going from zero to ninety in two seconds!'
- on receiving her lead role on JAG
Catherine Bell

It's not my job to manage this department - it's my job to lead this department
John Reid

In old age, one should do something monumental.
Xiao Qian

I won't be watching the women's final, that's for sure. I'm not into women's tennis any more.
Lleyton Hewitt

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
Adam Smith

The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
Herbert Marcuse

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The technology at the leading edge changes so rapidly that you have to keep current after you get out of school. I think probably the most important thing is having good fundamentals.
Gordon Moore

I never could believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, really booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.
Richard Rumbold

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson

It was very exciting to see Alan Sugar, so I think I've peaked with excitement for the evening, because I'm a massive Apprentice fan
David Walliams

Worst of all, it is women who usually have to do, usually alone, all the dirty work of the kitchen and household, work that is unimportant, hard, tiresome, and soul-destroying
Lenin

Books are not men and yet they stay alive.
Henry Ward Beecher

Like every other girl in the world, my most embarrassing moment had to do with a guy completely turning me down. His loss!
Kelly Clarkson

He's got to do it mentally, without thinking about it.
Geoff Boycott

The eyes of critics, whether in commending or carping, are both on one side, like a turbot's
Walter Landor

Vocal adjustments are needed to reduce the bloody velocity of words in the wide spaces of Orstraliah. By contrast... the British enunciate clearly in order to penetrate the humidity and hedges, the moist walls and alleyways.
Murray Bail

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. [Thus speaks the great philosopher]
Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Facing him is hard work because he hits the pitch so hard, allowing him to gain the advantage of any inconsistent pace or bounce from the natural elements of the turf surface. [on Andrew Flintoff]
Justin Langer

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII

Certain women should be struck regularly, like gongs (Private Lives, 1930)
Noel Coward

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Pythagoras

Man is what he eats (in German: Der Mensch ist, was er isst)
Ludwig Feuerbach

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
James Madison



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