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It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.

It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.

It was a decision to work clean. I just prefer to work that way. I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way. There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider. I decided against it.

It'll become obvious that we've really been working against ourselves.

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.

It's happened time and time again, but the committee has always decided against it-the work was too conservative or didn't fit within the budget; there are millions of different reasons.

Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.

Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.

Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Men often act knowingly against their interest.

Men rise from one ambition to another: first, they seek to secure themselves against attack, and then they attack others.

Men shut their doors against a setting sun.

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.


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