Quotes: representatives

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  • Benjamin Tucker
    Benjamin Tucker
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    And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area.
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    American statesman 1757-1804
    Alexander Hamilton
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    Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
    Andrew Jackson
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    I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
  • Bill Richardson
    Bill Richardson
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    I'd like to see that bipartisanship come back that we used to have in the House of Representatives, in the Clinton years. I think there's a possibility that the voters are going to send the message that everybody running - Congress, the Senate, the presidency - that they want us to come together.
  • Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn
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    In effect the people were present through their representatives, and were themselves, step by step and point by point, acting in the conduct of public affairs. No longer merely an ultimate check on government, they were in some sense the government.
    Source: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Ch. V, TRANSFORMATION, p. 173
  • Asa Gray
    Asa Gray
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    It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend.
  • Bill McCollum
    Bill McCollum
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    The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
  • Alphonse de Lamartine
    Alphonse de Lamartine
    French Poet, Statesman, Historian 1790-1869
    Alphonse de Lamartine
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    The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
    Edith Wharton
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    There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    We could not guess how different from us they (extraterrestrials) might be. It was hard enough to guess the intentions of our elected representatives in Washington.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 3 (p. 48)
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