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A Quote by Thomas Nelson Page on action, creation, direction, force, impulses, machines, men, and world

A great factory with the machinery all working and revolving with absolute and rhythmic regularity and with the men all driven by one impulse, and moving in unison as though a constituent part of the mighty machine, is one of the most inspiring examples of directed force that the world knows. I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine, never one which was not earnest and impressive.

Thomas Nelson Page (1853 - 1922)

Source: The American's Creed was a result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed.

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on force and majorities

Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on force, parenthood, and principles

Force [is] the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Source: 1801 First Inaugural Address

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on force and life

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A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan, 1651

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A Quote by Thomas Hobbes on force, fraud, and war

Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Source: Leviathan

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A Quote by Thomas G. West on force, morality, nations, observation, principles, privacy, understanding, and virtue

The founders of this nation understood that private morality is the fount from whence sound public policy springs. Replying to Washington's first inaugural address, the Senate stated: "We feel, sir, the force and acknowledge the justness of the observation that the foundation of our national policy should be lain in private morality. If individuals be not influenced by moral principles it is in vain to look for public virtue."

Thomas G. West

Source: The Federalist Papers & American Founding, ed. Charles R. Kesler, NY, The Free Press, 1987.

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on change, force, hope, memory, pain, and worth

Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed is painful; yet ever needful; and if memory have its force and worth, so also has hope.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Thomas Alva Edison on character, control, day, death, force, machines, mind, order, science, and war

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. What man's mind can create, man's character can control.

Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)

Source: newspaper interview, August 22, 1921

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on america, exercise, force, police, and power

In the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States, however reluctantly, in flagrant cases of such wrong doing or impotence, to the exercise of an international police power.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: AnnuaI Message to Congress: Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, December 6, 1904

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on children, citizenship, community, force, interest, nations, potential, suffering, welfare, and elightenment

Each child represents either a potential addition to the protective capacity and enlightened citizenship of the nation or, if allowed to suffer from neglect, a potential addition to the destructive forces of a community. . . . The interests of the nation are involved in the welfare of this array of children no less than in our great material affairs.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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