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Ahearne, Caroline

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A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.

Author: Disraeli, Benjamin
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.

Author: Hamilton, Alexander
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Author: Eisenhower, Dwight D.
A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.

Author: Burke, Edmund
Absolutism tempered by assassination. (On the Russian Constitution)

Author: Munster, Ernst
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. ("Animal Farm")

Author: Orwell, George
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Author: Burke, Edmund
All reform except a moral one will prove unavailing.

Author: Carlyle, Thomas
All reformers are bachelors.

Author: Moore, George
All we ask is to be left alone (Inaugural Address, President of the Confederate States, 1861)

Author: Davis, Jefferson
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

Author: Nathan, George Jean
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.

Author: Churchill, Winston
England does not love coalitions.

Author: Disraeli, Benjamin
Good order is the foundation of all things.

Author: Burke, Edmund
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.

Author: Burke, Edmund
How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese? ("Les Mots du General", 1962)

Author: De Gaulle, Charles
I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.

Author: Burke, Edmund
I have in general no very exalted opinion of the virtue of paper government.

Author: Burke, Edmund
I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.(May 1940)

Author: Churchill, Winston
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Author: Ionescu, Eugene
If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants

Author: Penn, William
In a world where governments no longer exercise much sovereignty either over their defences or over their economies, the best service they can perform for their citizens is to help them be stronger, more responsible, more capable of making decisions and understanding the worlds in which they live.

Author: Mulgan, Geoff
Justice delayed is democracy denied.

Author: Kennedy, Robert F.
Learn to think Imperially.

Author: Chamberlain, Joseph
Let them hate, so long as they fear

Author: Accius, Lucius
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.

Author: Disraeli, Benjamin
Nor should we listen to those who say "The voice of the people is the voice of God", for the turbulence of the mob is always close to insanity. ("Epistolae")

Author: Alcuin
The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.

Author: Chamberlain, Joseph
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

Author: Laertius, Diogenes
The great masses of the people…..will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small One. (“Mein Kampf”)

Author: Hitler, Adolf
The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbour.

Author: Humphrey, Hubert H.
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.

Author: O’Rourke, P.J.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.

Author: Beveridge, William Lord
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.

Author: McCarthy, Eugene
The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.

Author: Trudeau, Pierre
The State, in choosing men to serve it, takes no notice of their opinions. If they be willing faithfully to serve it, that satisfies.

Author: Cromwell, Oliver
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.

Author: Montesquieu, Charles de
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Author: Kissinger, Henry
There is no wealth but life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings. That man is richest who has the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of possessions, over the life of others.

Author: Ruskin, John
They shall be free from broken edges, excessive number of holes, dirt, insect infestation or fungal growth (Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on standardising poppadums - The Times, January 27, 2007)

Author: Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right or justice.

Author: Magna Carta
Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.

Author: Burns, George
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Author: Roosevelt, Franklin D.
We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men.

Author: Murrow, Edward R.

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