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Mercy Otis Warren Quotes and Sayings

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Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Related topics: Equality

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature,
is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity
to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty,
but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods.
- Mercy Otis Warren

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in
a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army,
then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.
- Mercy Otis Warren

 

The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of
arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and
perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The study of the human character opens at once a beautiful
and a deformed picture of the soul.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

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General Washington had rather incautiously encamped
the bulk of his army on Long Island -
a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.
- Mercy Otis Warren

But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries,
when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without
suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man.
- Mercy Otis Warren

A declaration of the independence of America,
and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn
by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson,
Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.
- Mercy Otis Warren

By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the
foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America,
everything stood on a new and more respectable footing,
both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The United States form a young republic,
a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a
union of interests and affection,
under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans
in every respect necessary to military operations,
except the revivified courage and resolution,
the result of sudden success after despair.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The progress of the American Revolution has been so
rapid and such the alteration of manners,
the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas
that almost universally prevail,
that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions
have been nearly annihilated.
- Mercy Otis Warren

A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves,
naturally banish a sense of general liberty,
and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence
that usually terminates in aristocracy.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The extraordinary exertions of the colonies,
in cooperation with British measures,
against the French, in the late war,
were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more
than adequate to their ability.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Before this address to my countrymen is closed,
I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us,
the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great
events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania,
was chosen agent to the Court of Britain,
and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself
and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure
a favorable reception to this last address.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The defeat of the Americans in Canada and the advantages
gained by the British arms in the Jerseys,
and indeed for some months in every other quarter,
gave to the royal cause an air of triumph.
- Mercy Otis Warren

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss,
in the Republican Party he is a leader.
- Harry S. Truman

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

Radical changes in world politics leave America with
a heightened responsibility to be,
for the world, an example of a genuinely free,
democratic, just and humane society.
- Pope John Paul II

Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
- Alvin Toffler

If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at
a time of presidential inaugurals,
this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday,
and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years,
which rejected it.
- David Horowitz

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond
these failings that Black citizens and civil rights
workers risked unemployment,
violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings

To the contrary, I think we bent over backwards to
press for elections and for democratic reform.
- John Negroponte

But I know that the vote of 9 out of 10 black Americans
for the Democratic Party or for leftist kinds of policies
just is not reflective of their opinions.
- Clarence Thomas

Hosni Mubarak...
his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic.
We can voice our opinions now.
The press is free.
- Naguib Mahfouz

It's about getting a more democratic Wales for the
purpose of improving our economic performance,
for improving the delivery of health care,
for raising educational standards.
- Ron Davies

Our country is blessed with a democratic political
system that is sensitive to the wishes of our people.
- Denzil Douglas

The teachings of the Church line up more with the Democratic
Party than the Republican Party.
- James Carville

If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs,
that's where I belong.
- Shirley Williams

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice,
the so-called tyranny of the majority.
- Maggie Gallagher

The genius of our institutions is democratic -
baseball is a democratic game.
- Al Spalding

As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent
on advertising revenues for support,
it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
- Robert McChesney

What we call a democratic society might be defined
for certain purposes as one in which the majority is
always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority.
- Walter Lippmann

A lot of the things that we've been able to do in the
last several years were Democratic ideas,
including the structure for this new director of national intelligence.
- Jane Harman

I see Turkey's future as being in Europe,
as one of many prosperous, tolerant,
democratic countries.
- Orhan Pamuk

It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not.
The most democratic thing I'd ever seen,
that California sunshine.
- Angela Carter

I think the real place where most evangelicals have
trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.
- Tony Campolo

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania,
but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic,
and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
- Nadia Comaneci

I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling,
that all the measures of the Government are directed
to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- William Henry Harrison

Not only our future economic soundness but the very
soundness of our democratic institutions depends on
the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication
of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
- Salvador Dali

A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential
to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists
and to win the War on Terrorism.
- Ben Nelson

The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events
and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values.
- Tim Holden

I am not the Catholic candidate for President.
I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President,
who happens also to be a Catholic.
- John F. Kennedy

We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops,
and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq
because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place.
- Chris Chocola

No longer should we rely on oil from countries that
are not necessarily friendly or democratic.
- Cathy McMorris

Everything is completely democratic in this band so
far and that is the way that we would like to keep it.
- Adam Rich

Jazz is a very democratic musical form.
It comes out of a communal experience.
We take our respective instruments and collectively
create a thing of beauty.
- Max Roach

In other words, a democratic government is the only
one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the
myth of an infallible party,
if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The Democratic Party is like a mule.
It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
- Ignatius Donnelly

The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic -
the World Bank,
the IMF, the WTO.
- Jose Saramago

If we have only one that can govern,
and we chose him...
does that mean we're not democratic?
- Ahmed Ali

The health of a democratic society may be measured
by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Our democratic richness arrives when we're able to
comprehend our collective humanity accurately.
- Stanley Crouch

Britain, which in the years immediately before this
war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed,
is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
- J. B. Priestley

We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature,
and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.
- Jim DeMint

The accords were fig leaves of democratic procedure
to hide the nakedness of Stalinist dictatorship.
- George F. Kennan

A social democratic party without deep roots in the
working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
- Roy Jenkins

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more
than the Republican Party is because there are over
2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding
to the needs of the poor.
- Tony Campolo

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic
nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

The democratic and pedestrian character of the new
Mass itself seems to invite the ditties that pass for hymns these days.
- Richard Morris

All Moroccans are justifiably proud of the development
of democratic institutions in Morocco.
- Donald Evans

The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that
people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican
party is trying to go totally to the right.
- Glenn Danzig

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger


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