Quotes: conspiracy

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  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Any writer, I suppose, feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.
  • John Buchan
    John Buchan
    Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist 1875-1940
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    Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-
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    In 1999, Hoffmann-LaRoche paid a $500 million criminal fine for leading a worldwide conspiracy to fix prices for certain vitamins.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
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    In the statement accompanying the text of Lahore Conspiracy Case Ordinance, the Viceroy had stated that the accused in this case were trying to bring both law and justice into contempt. The situation afforded us an opportunity to show to the public whether we were trying to bring law into contempt or whether others were doing so.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them.
  • Douglas Macarthur
    Douglas Macarthur
    American general in WO II 1880-1964
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    Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    British novelist 1949-
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    Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
  • Randolph Silliman Bourne
    Randolph Silliman Bourne
    American writer and intellectual 1886-1918
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    Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
  • Bob Rae
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    The emergence of the market model in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia is no accident. It is not the product of a corporate conspiracy. It is the consequence of hard lessons learned from cold experience.
    Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. Two, The First Question: Self Interest and Pro
  • Bernard Bailyn
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    The fact that the ministerial conspiracy against liberty had risen from corruption was of the utmost importance to the colonists.
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. IV, THE LOGIC OF REBELLION, p. 138
  • Ben Stein
    Ben Stein
    American professor, writer
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    Usually I am not a conspiracy theorist. I don't believe in the Bilderbergers as a conspiracy or the Trilateralists. But I am certain that the Communists killed JFK. There is a super great book called 'Legend' by Edward Jay Epstein that makes it all perfectly clear.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    What I see is not a world of male oppression and female victimization but an international conspiracy by women to keep from men the knowledge of men's own frailty. A strange maternal protectiveness is at work.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
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