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  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break th
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
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    A developed country is one that allows all its citizens to enjoy a free and healthy life in a safe environment.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    Actually, there is only one ''first question'' of government, and it is ''How should we live?'' or ''What kind of people do we want our citizens to be?''
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!
    Source: Speech West-Berlin, 26-06-1963
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
  • Benigno Aquino III
    Benigno Aquino III
    Filipino politician 1960-
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    Although I was born to famous parents, I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens.
  • Billy Tauzin
    Billy Tauzin
    American lobbyist and politician 1943-
    Billy Tauzin
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    And if citizens of New Orleans who are really contemplating coming back heard that we're really intent upon making the place secure again - regardless of whether the levees held or not - then I think a rebuilding process would really take shape.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
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    And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
  • Boomer Esiason
    Boomer Esiason
    American football player 1961-
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    As both a local resident and a parent with a CF-afflicted child, I'm thankful for companies like Canon, Chase and Outback who believe that giving back to the community is critical to their role as corporate citizens.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.
  • Burgess Owens
    Burgess Owens
    American football player 1951-
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    As its citizens humbly recommit to an acceptance of guidance from the God of our fathers, our nation will once again see the miraculous resurrection of the proud, responsible, visionary black father. And with him, his family and community will be lifted.
  • Erwin W. Lutzer
    Erwin W. Lutzer
    American evangelical Christian pastor 1941-
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    At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
  • George Jean Nathan
    George Jean Nathan
    American criticus 1882-1958
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    Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
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