Revolutions spring not from accident, but from necessity. A revolution is a return from the factitious to the real. It takes place because it must.
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The peculiarity of prudery is to station the more sentries the less the fortress is menaced.
Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.
There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
Not being heard is no reason for silence.
The realities of life do not allow themselves to be forgotten.
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For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d.
But with the Berlin, I was able to allow him to get near, but not quite near enough, and I knew where to draw the line with the fortresses I had set up.
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
John Kenneth Galbraith