Republic Quotes

Masculine republics give way to fem...

Masculine republics give way to feminine democracies, and feminine democracies give way to tyranny. ...Aristotle
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β€œThey tell us that we live in a great free republic; that ou...

β€œThey tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. This is too much, even for a joke.” -Eugene V. Debs
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"The state is nothing but an instrument of opress...

"The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy." - Friedrich Engels
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I was wondering if I could receive help in finding a specific quote? The one I'm referring to cov...

I was wondering if I could receive help in finding a specific quote? The one I'm referring to covers hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic, ending with the statement that a German man had enough in his savings to purchase a train ticket home and a length of rope to hang himself. Could anybody help?
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 07
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A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues o...

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.-Niccolo Machiavelli
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"The American Republic will endure until the d...

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money" - Alexis de Tocqueville
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"I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages,...

"I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, surrounded by seven neighbours, a country in which live eight ethnic minorities." - Josip Broz Tito.
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It has always been the fate of republics hitherto to be destroyed by faction. Part...

It has always been the fate of republics hitherto to be destroyed by faction. Party-spirit has overpowered patriotism. It has been, therefore, feared by many of the best and wisest men that we should encounter the same peril and succumb to the same fate.
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"Republic... it means people can live free...

"Republic... it means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose." -- John Wayne
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β€œRepublics decline into dem...

β€œRepublics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotism.” - Plato
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β€œWe like what we like, we want what we want, ...

β€œWe like what we like, we want what we want, and nobody needs to give us permission to feel that way!” ― Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves
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"There is in every one of us, even those who s...

"There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild and lawless." - Plato, The Republic
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β€œNothing beautifu...

β€œNothing beautiful without struggle.” - Plato, The Republic
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"*A real republic is a life lived tog...

"*A real republic is a life lived together*" - Irish President Michael D Higgins today during his re-election speech.
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"The price good men pay for indiff...

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men" - Plato, The Republic
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"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, ea...

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." -John Adams
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"Ruin comes when the trader, who...

"Ruin comes when the trader, whose heart is lifted up by wealth, becomes ruler" - Plato, The Republic.
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"Excess of liberty, whether it lies in s...

"Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery." - Plato, The Republic.
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"A republic, if you can keep it." Frank...

"A republic, if you can keep it." Franklin upon being asked whether the United States was to have a monarchy or a republic.
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β€œAmerica cannot have a...

β€œAmerica cannot have an empire abroad and a Republic at home.” Mark Twain
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"This administration intends to be candid about its erro...

"This administration intends to be candid about its errors. Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive." -JFK
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"And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and ...

"And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty" - Plato, The Republic, 380BC
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"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, ea...

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." John Adams
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"Let every child of the Republic le...

"Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and the Union." ~ George Washington's Vision
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β€œI am the wisest man alive, for I...

β€œI am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ― Plato, The Republic
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"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what ...

"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."--Benjamin Franklin.
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"What's the n-never-fail universal apology?" "'I was badly misinf...

"What's the n-never-fail universal apology?" "'I was badly misinformed, I deeply regret the error, go fuck yourself with this bag of money." β€”Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
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"I have always considered it as treason against th...

"I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him. " β€” Samuel Johnson
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"Because I do evil, thou punishes m...

"Because I do evil, thou punishes me by evil, what is the difference between thee and me?" from Plato's Republic
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"A government which has come to value its own secrets more than it does the lives of ...

"A government which has come to value its own secrets more than it does the lives of its citizens has become a tyranny, whether you call it a republic, a monarchy, or anything else!" -William Thompson (defense attorney involved in the Sacco & Vanzetti case)
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"Sev: Some people say that in order to achieve maxim...

"Sev: Some people say that in order to achieve maximum combat effectiveness, they need to get into the zone. Sir, I live in the zone." - Star Wars Republic Commando
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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The American Republic will endure until the d...

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville
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"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of...

"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example." -- Niccolo Machiavelli
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Plato's The Republic: "Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of...

Plato's The Republic: "Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye."
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"Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means p...

"Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose." - John Wayne
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The causes which destroyed the ancient republics were numero...

The causes which destroyed the ancient republics were numerous; but in Rome, one principal cause was the vast inequality of fortunes. –Noah Webster American editor and writer (1758-1843)
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