certainty

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on certainty, happiness, liberty, life, and men

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on certainty and men

All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: Constitution of Massachusetts.

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on aristocracy, certainty, generations, government, idealism, men, money, nations, peace, and war

We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with "the money touch," but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Letter to Sir Edward Grey, November 15, 1913

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on certainty, country, nations, and possibility

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: Speech before the Knights of Columbus, New York, October 12, 1915

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A Quote by Thalassa Cruso on certainty, memory, mind, people, photography, and plants

For many people the scent of certain plants can revive memories with a vividness that nothing else can equal, for the sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that and left the conscious mind.

Thalassa Cruso

Source: To Everything There is a Season, 1973

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A Quote by Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullian) on certainty and impossibility

It is certain because it is impossible. -Certum est quia impossibile

Tertullian (160? - 240? AD)

Source: De Carne Christi, V

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on beginning and certainty

You may be certain that when a man begins to call himself a "realist," he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sun Tzu on certainty, challenge, losing, and winning

Winning Strategists are certain of triumph before seeking a challenge. Losing Strategists are certain to challenge before seeking a triumph.

Sun Tzu

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A Quote by Supreme Court on authority, certainty, congress, constitution, laws, and power

Even where Congress has the authority under the Constitution to pass laws requiring or prohibiting certain acts, it lacks the power directly to compel the States to require or prohibit those acts.

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1992, New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144

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A Quote by Supreme Court on action, certainty, clarity, congress, discretion, experience, failure, government, improvement, independence, judgment, novelty, and politics

Federal commandeering of state governments is such a novel phenomenon that this Court's first experience with it did not occur until the 1970's....later opinions of ours have made clear that the Federal Government may not compel the States to implement, by legislation or executive action, federal regulatory programs....Even assuming, moreover, that the Brady Act leaves no "policymaking" discretion with the States, we fail to see how that improves rather than worsens the intrusion upon state sovereignty. Preservation of the States as independent and autonomous political entities is arguably less undermined by requiring them to make policy in certain fields than (as Judge Sneed aptly described it over two decades ago) by "reducing them to puppets of a ventriloquist Congress."

Supreme Court

Source: U.S. Supreme Court, 1997, Printz v. United States[Interior clarifications omitted]

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