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

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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

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

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

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That a majority of women do not wish for any important
change in their social and civil condition,
merely proves that they are the unreflecting slaves of custom.
- Lydia M. Child

You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant.
- Doris Lessing

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


 

Do feuds ever end?
Only when both sides shake hands,
and agree that there is no winner, no loser,
only people who have wearied of fighting
and desire to live in peace.
For many years, Northern Ireland was locked
in a murderous and seemingly unending feud.
The key to ending the feud was a shared commitment
that peace was more important than vengeance.
That is always the choice to be made.
The organizers of an April 10, 2009
joint Protestant-Catholic commemoration
of the Northern Ireland dead,
comprised of members of the once-outlawed Sinn Fein
as well as their once-avowed enemies,
referred to, "the terrible, random nature
of death in war and civil conflict."
Some lessons have been learned, many more remain.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Health care is not a privilege.
It's a right.
It's a right as fundamental as civil rights.
It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a
chance to get a public education.
- Rod Blagojevich

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians
in their personal appearance:
and have been always reputed,
since the first acquaintance made with them,
very civil and friendly.
- George Catlin

I don't say that the supposed Civil Rights development is a myth,
but it's a matter of dealing with reality.
It's purely peripheral and, in many cases,
it's just a facade.
- Norman Granz

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the
same legal privileges that civil government affords
to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin

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

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

The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity,
which is the civil form of charity.
- Claudio Hummes

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the
progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.
- Ralph Neas

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,
are worth defending against all hazards:
And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

Iraq is in a civil war.
There is no road in that country that is safe.
- Mark Shields

We support President Truman's civil rights program.
- Eugenie Anderson

Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not
easy people to argue with,
and I was not popular because of my criticism of the
colonial service in Kenya.
- Louis Leakey

Hair is also a problem.
I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at
the height of the civil war,
someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.
- Kate Adie

You know, the thing that struck me about Civil War
music was how bloody it was;
it was full of hatred.
There was incredible vitriol in it.
- T-Bone Burnett

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

Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of
the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights.
Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
- Roger Wicker

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

I marched back then - I was in a civil-rights musical,
Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King.
- George Takei

Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties -
provided we're only talking about criminals.
- Ann Coulter

The Court today completes the process of converting
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee
that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.
- Antonin Scalia

Civil and political rights are critical,
but not often the real problem for the destitute sick.
My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get
medical care or clean water.
- Paul Farmer

The Opposition aren't really the Opposition.
They're just called the Opposition.
But in fact they are the Opposition in exile.
The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.
- Antony Jay

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
- William Wycherley

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

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

There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights.
I say we are 172 years late.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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

The law regards man as man, and takes no account of
his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights
as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved.
- John Marshall Harlan

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

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

Once we destroyed the Saddam regime,
we knew there was going to be a civil war.
- William Odom

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

The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain
and the Provinces in South America still continues,
without any prospect of its speedy termination.
- James Monroe

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

We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
- Clarence Thomas

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

Something is wanting, and something must be done,
or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure,
and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
- Henry Knox

I oppose the attempts of homosexual activists to treat
homosexual activity as a civil right to be protected
and promoted by the government.
- Todd Akin

I believe health care is a civil right.
- Dennis Kucinich

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

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

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free,
but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum
on earth for civil and religious liberty.
- Samuel Adams

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

A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation
in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War.
- Charles Inglis

If you print money like in Zimbabwe...
the purchasing power of money goes down,
and the standards of living go down,
and eventually,
you have a civil war.
- Marc Faber

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans
soon may have to choose between civil liberties and
more intrusive means of protection.
- William S. Cohen

Forget it, Louis, no Civil War picture ever made a nickel.
- Irving Thalberg

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

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

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

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

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

Civil liberty is the status of the man who is guaranteed
by law and civil institutions the exclusive employment
of all his own powers for his own welfare.
- William Graham Sumner

This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated
a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism,
it's a four-year story.
- Neil Young

You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith.
Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial
in the Civil War and all that stuff.
- George H. W. Bush

A little less complaint and whining,
and a little more dogged work and manly striving,
would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

We're not going to baby sit a civil war.
- Barack Obama

Civil rights are more important today than they ever
have been in our country.
There is so much divisiveness today.
- David Harris

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

Nor should the U.S.
military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as
an army for one side of a civil war.
- Peter DeFazio

I was in school studying civil engineering.
A guy approached me on the street and said that I had
a interesting look-very exotic.
He told me I should try to be in the industry.
- Thuy Trang

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


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