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Civil Quotes

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All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Related topics: War

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal
government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
- Ronald Reagan

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

They don't have special rights because we have civil
rights laws that protect them.
The laws work both ways.
- Tom Allen

 

When and under what conditions is the black man to
have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those
full civil rights which have so long been his in law?
- Benjamin Harrison

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights.
it had to be some silly little Communist.
- Jackie Kennedy

The civil rights movement in the United States was about the same thing,
about equality of treatment for all sections of the people,
and that is precisely what our movement was about.
- John Hume

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In the decade before the Civil War various north and
south lines of railway were projected and some of these
were assisted by grants of land from the Federal Government.
- John Moody

There has been only a civil rights movement,
whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
- Stokely Carmichael

So many of us had hoped that the civil system might
be an alternative for some women,
where the burdens were a little bit less,
and cases might be easier to prove.
- Susan Estrich

My father was in the civil service.
I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain,
and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of
the holiday if we had behaved.
- Honor Blackman

Civil strife is as much a greater evil than a concerted
war effort as war itself is worse than peace.
- Herodotus

War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition.
- Elihu Root

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

My family has served the country in almost every major war since the Civil War.
- Jack Scalia

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

A just laicism allows religious freedom.
The state does not impose religion but rather gives
space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society,
and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
- Joseph Ratzinger

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing
but the latest form of voluntary association,
and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest
traditions of the country.
- Hannah Arendt

For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong
began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough.
- Tammy Bruce

It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable
civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
- James K. Polk

It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions,
leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.
- Kenneth Clarke

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order.
It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
- Edmund Burke

Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people.
That's what I've been doing all my life.
- Andrew Young

The law, which restrains a man from doing mischief to his fellow citizens,
though it diminishes the natural, increases the civil liberty of mankind.
- William Blackstone

A lot of things happened in a lot of places.
And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta.
There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special
town in the Civil Rights era.
- Ivan Allen

Since I became chairman, I've tried to turn EFF into
civil liberties and responsibilities.
- Esther Dyson

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War,
I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness
where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
- Patricia Cornwell

We will not let terrorists change our way of life;
we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine
the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
- Adam Schiff

I began to see during the civil war,
in that part of the states of Missouri and Kansas where
the doctors were shut out,
the children did not die.
- Andrew Taylor Still

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution,
the Civil War-when I really think about them they all
seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea.
- Sarah Vowell

In Downing Street they called me 'Boss'.
Civil servants would always call me 'Prime Minister'.
- Tony Blair

Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free.
Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this;
no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
- William Godwin

Civil Rights opened the windows.
When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through.
We must create our own opportunities.
- Mary Frances Berry

Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the
basis of civil and international law,
or at least of custom that has the force of law.
- Alfred Marshall

Life has become terribly insecure.
It's on the vortex of civil war.
It's difficult to know how America will bring it back
from the brink and build up good will.
- Jon Lee Anderson

The civil service can never be placed on a satisfactory
basis until it is regulated by law.
- James A. Garfield

But I would make it unambiguously clear that we are going to withdraw,
and if Iraq falls into civil war and if all these unhappy things occur,
we're just going to have to accept them.
- William Odom

Our government just won't enforce civil rights laws.
The laws will be ignored.
- Major Owens

The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions,
we have not created a civil society.
- Paddy Ashdown

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera,
but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes
a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
- Francois Truffaut

Civilization is the making of civil persons.
- John Ruskin

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It began as hackers' rights.
Then it became general civil liberties of everybody -
government stay away.
- Esther Dyson

I do not believe that defending traditional marriage
between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps
anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
- Alan Autry

The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps
the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
- Rebecca Latimer Felton

Civil servants take forever to do anything.
- Joseph Wambaugh

When the civil rights battle was won,
all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class
white people and all the blacks were still poor.
Materially, not much changed.
- Jonathan Lethem

If there is anything worse than international warfare,
is civil warfare, and the United States was destined
to experience it in the extreme of bitterness.
- Paul Harris

When I wrote the song, The Way It Is,
I wanted to move people to take a stand on civil rights in this country.
- Bruce Hornsby

Let me be clear: There is no stronger advocate for
civil liberties in the Senate than myself.
- Saxby Chambliss

As a civil rights leader, Mrs.
King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social
change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
- James T. Walsh

I urge calm and sensitivity to the fundamental civil
liberties of our country.
- Larry Craig

You can't rise as a class.
You have to rise individually.
It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand.
- Alphonso Jackson

Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or
the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
- Joseph Ratzinger

When the business interests...
pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883,
they expected that they would be able to control both
political parties equally.
- Carroll Quigley

I did graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1948.
- Daniel J. Evans

My father, who had previously been a civil engineer,
died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918.
- James Rainwater

My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice
was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
- Martin Sheen

And we love to dance, especially that new one called the Civil War Twist.
The Northern part of you stands still while the Southern part tries to secede.
- Dick Gregory

And I'm a slow writer: five, six hundred words is a good day.
That's the reason it took me 20 years to write those
million and a half words of the Civil War.
- Shelby Foote

The human rights community has focused very narrowly
on political and civil rights for many decades,
and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view.
- Paul Farmer

I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission.
I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power.
I had introduced a few civil rights bills.
- Emanuel Celler

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom,
the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells

I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any
effect on the government.
I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.
- Martin Sheen

At the same time all this was happening,
there was a folk song revival movement goingon,
so the commercial music industry was actually changed
by the Civil Rights Movement.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society.
Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world.
She will be missed.
- Jim Costa

Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore,
is or ought to be, calculated for the general good
and safety of the community.
- George Mason

A community is democratic only when the humblest and
weakest person can enjoy the highest civil,
economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
- A. Philip Randolph

My father was a professor of civil engineering at MIT,
and my mother taught high school English.
- Eric Allin Cornell

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when
I was a political activist in the civil rights movement
and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill,
where I went to university.
- Russell Banks

A great power has to have the discipline not only to
go when necessary but to know when not to go.
Getting involved in ethnic, religious civil wars is a recipe for disaster.
- John Kasich


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