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Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
-- Alexander Hamilton

Now, my suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose... I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, in any philosophy.
-- J. B. S. Haldane, "Possible Worlds"

Never blame on malice that which can be fully explained by stupidity.
-- Hanlon

Our Constitution is color-blind. The arbitrary separation of citizens, on the basis of race... is a badge of servitude wholly inconsistent with civil freedom.
-- Justice John Marshall Harlan (1896)

The Crown is full of it!
-- Nate Harris, 1775

Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation.
-- Johnny Hart

Let the only walls the foe shall scale be ramparts of the dead.
-- Paul H. Hayne, 'Vicksburg.'

My men never retire. They go forward or they die.
-- Colonel William Hayward to a French General who cried to him to retire his troops, the 369th Infantry (Colored), c. WW I.

And since human beings have for all practical purposes no wolfish social skills, the wolf regards the human being as a wild animal, and the wolf is correct. He doesn't trust us, with perfectly good reason.
-- V. Hearne, Adam's Task

All utopias come wrapped in barbed wire.
-- Dick Hebdige

The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
-- Robert Heinlein

Man rarely, if ever, manages to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners of a spoiled child.
-- Robert Heinlein

Your children will see the stars.
--Robert A. Heinlein

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
-- Lillian Hellman

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
-- Claude Adrien Helvitius

So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
-- Ernest Hemingway

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
-- W. E. Henley

Diplomacy: lying in state.
-- Oliver Herford

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive.
-- Don Herold

Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.
-- Don Herold

I would like the public to know that I am a poet first and a would-be assassin last.
-- John W. Hinckley, Jr.

The great masses of the people ... will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one.
-- Adolf Hitler

1935 will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.
-- Adolf Hitler

My adversaries... applied the one means that wins the easiest victory over reason; terror and force.
-- Adolf Hitler, 'Mein Kampf.'

Strength lies not in the defense but in attack.
-- Adolf Hitler, 'Mein Kampf.'

Whomsoever England allies herself with, she will see her allies stronger than she is herself at the end of this war.
-- Adolf Hitler, 'Speech to the Reichstag,' April 26, 1942.

When freedom destroys order, order will destroy freedom.
-- Eric Hoffer

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
-- Eric Hoffer

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
-- Abbie Hoffman

This is what it's about folks -- the closing of imagined frontiers. All these mythic narratives we dream and write about our futures are full of situated hopes and wishes and utopian visions, which I suppose, is as they should be. There's a certain sadness in having things become fact, since inevitably it cannot map to either our utopias or distopias, falling, as they always do, somewhere in between. I'm reminded of Scott's comment that "people looked around and discovered that all these utopian promises had materialized, and yet they were not in a utopia."
-- David Hoberman

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I war not with the dead.
-- Homer, 'Iliad.'

The chance of war is equal, and the slayer oft is slain.
-- Homer, 'Iliad.'

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
-- Charles Evans Hughes

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
-- Victor Hugo

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
-- Robert M. Hutchins

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