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The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used.

The possession of great powers, no doubt, carries with it a contempt for mere external show. See quote detail

The powers that be are ordained of God.

The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins.

There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best places.

There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. - The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.

We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible.

Wherever I found a living creature, there I found the will to power.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.


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