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  • Don Delillo
    Don Delillo
    American Author 1926-
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    Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
  • Bernadette Devlin
    Bernadette Devlin
    Irish civil rights activist 1947-
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    Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
  • Alfred P. Sloan
    Alfred P. Sloan
    American businessman 1875-1966
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    Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from the force of character.
    Source: Tractatus Politicus
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
  • Algernon Sydney
    Algernon Sydney
    English politician 1623-1683
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    'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne Dyer
    American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. 1940-2015
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    A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.
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