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Government even in the best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.
-- Thomas Paine

Time changes more opinions than reason.
-- Thomas Paine

When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny.
-- Thomas Paine

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
-- Thomas Paine

The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... horrid mischief would ensue were one half of the world deprived of the use of them... the weak will become a prey to the strong.
-- Thomas Paine, "Thoughts on Defensive War"

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
-- Major George S. Patton, 'The Cavalry Journal,' September, 1933.

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
-- General George S. Patton.

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
-- General George S. Patton.

For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?
-- Paul, 1 Corinthians 10:20

There is serenity in chaos. Seek ye the eye of the hurricane.
-- PD.

Ils ne passeront pas. (Translation: They shall not pass.)
-- General Petain, 1916.

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
--Pablo Picasso

Can it be fancied that Deity ever vindictively Made in his image a mannikin merely to madden it?
-- Edgar Allen Poe

It is the province of kings to bring wars about; it is the province of God to end them.
-- Cardinal Pole, to Henry VIII.

...Comfort and penury, hopes and fears,
Are the toys of time and wreck of years,
But freedom the gift of eternity.
-- Sir Frederick Pollock

When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.
-- Arthur Ponsonby

True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
-- Alexander Pope

They always talk who never think, and who have the least to say.
-- Matthew Prior

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
-- Publilius Syrus

Another such victory over the Romans, and we are undone.
-- Pyrrhus, from Plutarch.

Collie Collier
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