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These are a few of my favorite quotes

  • "If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."--Henry David Thoreau
  • "When I feed the poor, I'm called a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, I'm called a communist."--Dom Helder Camara
  • "I arise in the morning torn between the desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."--E.B. White
  • "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both."--Louis Brandeis
  • "A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation."--Clarence Darrow
  • "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."--Montesquieu
  • “Naturally the common people don't want war....[But] it is always a simple matter to drag the people along....All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” --Hermann Göring
  • “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.” --Thomas Jefferson
  • “A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order [or a little “war on terror”?] will lose both and deserve neither.” --Thomas Jefferson

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