Aphorisms by theme: Society

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

Niccolo Machiavelli

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By theme : Society State Truth
When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Paine

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By theme : Liberty Politics Society State
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Politics Society State
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.

Louis XIV

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By theme : Relations Society
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.

Thomas Carlyle

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By theme : Religion Society Wit
Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle

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By theme : Humor Politics Society Wit
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Politics Society State
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

Henry Louis Mencken

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By theme : Humor Society State Wit
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

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By theme : Science Society Wit
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.

Jean de La Bruyere

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By theme : Reason Society Wisdom
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.

Benjamin Disraeli

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By theme : Politics Society
I don`t know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

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By theme : Future Society War
Poverty does not bring unhappiness; it brings degradation.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Society Unhappiness
Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the part of a government.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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By theme : Behavior Society State
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw

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By theme : Religion Society
You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it.

Napoleon I

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By theme : Politics Society State Wit
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn`t mean politics won`t take an interest in you.

Pericles

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By theme : Politics Society
Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.

Jeremy Bentham

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By theme : Politics Society State Truth
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

John Acton

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By theme : Behavior Morality Politics Society
Authority doesn`t work without prestige, or prestige without distance.

Charles de Gaulle

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By theme : Behavior Society Wisdom
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