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Our form of government does not enter into rivalry with the institutions of others. Our government does not copy our neighbors', but is an example to them.431 BC
I will endeavor in the short time which is allowed to do away with this evil opinion of me which you have held for such a long time.399 BC
I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.30
O people, your lives and your property ... are as inviolable to each other as the inviolability of this day you are now in, and the month you are now in.632
Your brethren who live in the east are in urgent need of your help, and you must hasten to give them the aid which has often been promised them.1095
I am come amongst you ... not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all.1588
For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us ... we shall be made a story and a by-word throughout the world.1630
The observation ... that I would now insist upon is this. There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment out of hell, but the mere pleasure of God.1741
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! ... Give me liberty or give me death!1775
The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connexion as possible.1796
The American continents ... are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers. 1823
And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman?1851
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.1858
Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided ... but by iron and blood. 1862
You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.1896
I should like to see the time come when women shall help to make the laws. I should like to see that whiplash, the ballot, in the hands of women.1901
14. A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees ... to great and small states alike. 1918
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.1933
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Every child is born with a $2,000 debt tied around his neck to hold him down ... now you have our program, none too big, none too little, but every man a king.1934
Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.1939
A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory ... an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.1946
I do not fear the fury of the miserable tyrant who took the lives of 70 of my comrades. Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me. 1953
Comrades, we must abolish the cult of the individual ... we must draw the proper conclusions concerning both ideological-theoretical and practical work.1956
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.1961
Duty, Honor, Country—those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.1962
I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.1963
It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.1963
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.1963
I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body.1974
General Secretary Gorbachev ... come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!1987
By taking together these key elements ... we gain a view of the universe, a proper attitude to work, and principles to shape economic and social life. 1988
Most of all, Reagan made us proud to be Americans again. We never felt better about our country; and we never stood taller in the eyes of the world.1992
I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers.1996
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America.2001
We go to liberate not to conquer. We will not fly our flags in their country. We are entering Iraq to free a people.2003
We have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states; we are and always will be the United States of America.2008

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