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  • Robert Smith
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    Cardinal rule for all hitters with two strikes on them: Never trust the umpire.
  • Cats exercise... a magic influence upon highly developed men of intellect. This is why these long-tailed Graces of the animal kingdom, these adorable, scintillating electric batteries have been the favorite animal of a Mohammed, Cardinal Richlieu, Crebillon, Rousseau, Wieland.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    A virtuous and well-disposed person, like a good metal, the more he is fired, the more he is fined; the more he is opposed, the more he is approved: wrongs may well try him, and touch him, but cannot imprint in him any false stamp.
  • Abbe Pierre
    Abbe Pierre
    French priest 1912-2007
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    After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.
  • Cardinal de Retz
    Cardinal de Retz
    French churchman and writer of memoirs 1613-1679
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    Every man whom chance alone has, by some accident, made a public character, hardly ever fails of becoming, in a short time, a ridiculous private one.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Friendship is the medicine for all misfortune; but ingratitude dries up the fountain of all goodness.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Give me six lines written by the most honorable person alive, and I shall find enough in them to condemn them to the gallows.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Had Luther and Calvin been confined before they had begun to dogmatize, the states would have been spared many troubles.
    Source: As quoted in The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Harshness towards individuals who flout the laws and commands of state is for the public good; no greater crime against the public interest is possible than to show leniency to those who violate it.
    Source: As quoted in Champlains Dream (2008)
  • Bill Walsh
    Bill Walsh
    American football coach 1931-2007
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    If any sort of error is inexcusable, it's an incorrect phone number. One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every phone number published must be checked.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
    American investigative journalist and author 1944-
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    In the John Paul II days, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had the advantage of staying in his cupboard - the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - exchanging views only with the Pope, and speaking publicly only through carefully written missives on doctrinal issues.
  • Cardinal de Retz
    Cardinal de Retz
    French churchman and writer of memoirs 1613-1679
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    It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
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