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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Men are run ragged by female sexuality all their lives. From the beginning of his life to the end, no man ever fully commands any woman. It's an illusion. Men are pussy-whipped. And they know it. That's what the strip clubs are about; not woman as victim, not woman as slave, but woman as goddess.
    Source: As quoted in Sexuality and Gender (2002)
  • Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson
    American religious reformer and activist
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    As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.
  • St. John Chrysostom
    St. John Chrysostom
    Early Church Father and archbishop 347-407
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    Charity is the scope of all God's commands.
  • Bernard of Clairvaux
    Bernard of Clairvaux
    Burgundian abbot 1090-1153
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    Do what Jesus says,... what he commands through his ministers who are in the Church. Be subject to his vicars, your leaders, not only those who are gentle and kind, but even those who are overbearing.
  • 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)
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
  • Angelina Grimke
    Angelina Grimke
    American activists and female advocates of abolition and women's rights 1805-1879
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    If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
  • Italo Calvino
    Italo Calvino
    Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
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    It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.
  • Antoine Rivarol
    Antoine Rivarol
    French journalist 1753-1801
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    Memory always obeys the commands of the heart.
  • Peter F. Drucker
    Peter F. Drucker
    American management consultant and writer 1909-
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    Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.
  • Anthony de Mello
    Anthony de Mello
    Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist 1931-1987
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    People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
    Source: Pensees
  • Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver
    American afro-amerikan leader, writer 1935-
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    Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style.
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