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'So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.'Statement to John Leyburn (1 May 1870)
'It was like discovering a complete wine-filled cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavor never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me….'On his discovery of Finnish language, in a letter to W. H. Auden in 1955.
'______ wife must be above suspicion.'Regarding divorce his wife Pompeia; attributed by Plutarch.
'I am a monarch of God's creation, and you reptiles of the earth dare not oppose me. I render an account of my government to none save God and Jesus Christ.'Addressing members of the Catholic clergy assembled during a conference with Catholic and Protestant clergy at Breda,
'I'd like to live off the band, but if not, I'll just retire to Mexico or Yugoslavia with a few hundred dollars, grow potatoes, and learn the history of rock through back issues ofAs quoted in The Daily Of The University Of Washington (1989).
'If you were my husband, I'd poison your tea,'Spoken to Winston Churchill, to which he replied: 'Madam, if you were my wife, I'd drink it!'
'I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.'Spoken to Lady Astor when she exclaimed, 'Sir, you're drunk.'
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'The 'value' or 'worth' of a man is, as of all other things, his price; that is to say, so much as would be given for the use of his power.'Famous English philosopher; a champion of absolutism for the sovereign.
'Tread sofly because you tread on my dreams.'Irish poet; compiled the Oxford Book of Modern Verse.
'The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it.'Spoken of the Second Bank of the United States.
'As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, itLetter to longtime friend and slave-holder Joshua F. Speed (24 August 1855).
'Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided — that was the error of 1848 and 1849 — but by iron and blood.'Spoken by one of the most accomplished diplomats of all time.
'It is enough to ask somebody for his weapons without saying 'I want to kill you with them', because when you have his weapons in hand, you can satisfy your desire.'His moral and ethical beliefs led to the creation of the word, which has since been used to describe one of the three dark triad personalities in psychology.
'Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.'One of the most famous conquerors of all time; died at age 32.
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'Those who slew my father I drove into exile, punishing their deed by due process of law, and afterwards when they waged war upon the republic I twice defeated them in battle.'Speaking of the death of Gaius Julius Caeasar.
'Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.'As quoted in 'God in the Dock' (1948).
'One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.'He thought, therefore he was.
“I'm a flail of God,if you had not committed great sins,God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you..!”His grandson founded the Yuan Dynasty in China.
'Looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery.'WAR IS PEACE; FREEDOM IS SLAVERY; IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
'That, Senators, is what a favour from gangs amounts to. They refrain from murdering someone; then they boast that they have spared him!'From the Second Philippic Against Antony.

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