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"'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'" Patriotism 4.1 avg (20 votes)
"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it." Truth & Lies 4.2 avg (11 votes)
"Women have a thirst for order and beauty as for something physical; there is a strange female power of hating ugliness and waste as good men can only hate sin and bad men virtue." 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Women are the only realists; their whole object in life is to pit their realism against the extravagant, excessive, and occasionally drunken idealism of men." 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Why be something to everybody when you can be everything to somebody?" Love 4.5 avg (27 votes)
"When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws." Laws 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing -- they believe in anything." God 4.7 avg (72 votes)
"When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it." Politics 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around." Experience 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists." Economics 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." Freedom, Morality 4.5 avg (11 votes)
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." Christianity 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong." America 3.2 avg (5 votes)
"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." Reading 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions." Christianity 4.2 avg (13 votes)
"Theology is only thought applied to religion." Theology 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden." Christianity 4.6 avg (8 votes)
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." War & Peace 5.0 avg (43 votes)
"The simplification of anything is always sensational." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (2 votes)

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