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  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
  • 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.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists, all powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members.
    Source: The Virtue of Selfishness (1964)
  • Adam Pascal
    Adam Pascal
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    Any show that's bringing in a young audience is doing a good thing, because that's the only way that theater will continue to grow. All the other audience members are going to be dead soon!.
  • Bobby Seale
    Bobby Seale
    American political activist 1936-
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    But I think people, especially white people, have to come to understand that the language of the ghetto is a language of its own, and as the party- whose members for the most part come from the ghetto- seeks to talk to the people, it must speak the people's language.
    Source: Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
    Source: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish: A Hilarious Catalogue of Organized and Individual Stupidity
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Concerned about re-election, interest-group reactions, the media, or fundraising, many legislators have found it in their interest to refuse to cooperate with members of the opposing party - or to treat them as enemies in some kind of war, in which the whole point is to defeat and humiliate them. But the American people have been the real losers.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
  • Bradley Denton
    Bradley Denton
    American science fiction author 1958-
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    How many members of the fleshbound masses do you think will listen to him? He's making sense, and they don't respond to that.
    Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
    American botanist 1810-1888
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    I am sufficiently convinced already that the members of a profession know their own calling better than anyone else can know it.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.
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