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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

A classic since 1953 with over 20,000 quotes from over 3,000 authors.


Famous Last Words

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American Quotations

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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations


Last Words of Saints and Sinners

700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History


America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

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The Law

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

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The Stupidest Things Ever Said by Politicians

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Quotable Quotes

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The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time

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2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs

Invaluable sampler of witticisms, epigrams, sayings, bon mots, platitudes and insights chosen for their brevity and pithiness.


Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts Funny Sayings

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Quick Quips and Quotes; 532 Things I Wish I Had Said

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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

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Quotations for Public Speakers

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Liberty - The American Revolution

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Founding Fathers

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Libertarianism: A Primer

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The Libertarian Reader

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Thomas Paine: Collected Writings

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Justice Louis D. BrandeisNo danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is an opportunity for full discussion. Only an emergency can justify repression.
Rahm EmanuelYou never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Cowardice asks the question, is it safe?\\
Expediency asks the question, is it politic?\\
Vanity asks the question, is it popular?\\
But conscience asks the question, is it right?\\
And there comes a time when one must take a position\\
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,\\
but one must take it because it is right.
Barack Hussein ObamaConsistent with section 202(d) of the National
Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for
1 year the national emergency previously declared on
September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect
to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the
continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on
the United States.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national
emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the
powers and authorities adopted to deal with that
emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2010.
Amilcare PuvianiIf a government were trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of a population, what would it do?\\
1. The use of indirect rather than direct taxes, so that the tax is hidden in the price of goods. \\
2. Inflation, by which the state reduces the value of everyone else's currency. \\
3. Borrowing, so as to postpone the necessary taxation. \\
4. Gift and luxury taxes, where the tax accompanies the receipt or purchase of something special, lessening the annoyance of the tax.\\
5. “Temporary” taxes, which somehow never get repealed when the emergency passes.\\
6. Taxes that exploit social conflict, by placing higher taxes on unpopular groups.\\
7. The threat of social collapse or withholding monopoly government services if taxes are reduced.\\
8. Collection of the total tax burden in relatively small increments over time, rather than in a yearly lump sum.\\
9. Taxes whose exact incidence cannot be predicted in advance, thus keeping the taxpayer unaware of just how much he is paying.\\
10. Extraordinary budget complexity to hide the budget process from public understanding.
11. The use of generalized expenditure categories to make it difficult for outsiders to assess the individual components of the budget.\\
Senate Report, 93rd CongressSince March 9, 1933, the United States has been in a state of declared national emergency....Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communication; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens. ...
A majority of the people of the United States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have, in varying degrees, been abridged by laws brought into force by states of national emergency....from, at least, the Civil War in important ways shaped the present phenomenon of a permanent state of national emergency.
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