A Quote by Benjamin Harrison on god, politicis, peace, america, and police

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.

Benjamin Harrison

Source: Benjamin Harrison (US President, 1889-1893)

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on art, boredom, children, despair, evil, facts, habits, happiness, intelligence, joy, laws, life, losing, maturity, nobility, pain, passion, people, police, praise, rules, secrets, simplicity, slavery, society, stupidity, tr

They did not use swords, or keep slaves. They were not barbarians. I do not know the rules and laws of their society, but I suspect that they were singularly few. As they did without monarchy and slavery, so they also got on without the stock exchange, the advertisement, the secret police, and the bomb. Yet I repeat that these were not simple folk, not dulcet shepherds, noble savages, bland utopians. They were not less complex than us. The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain. If you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else. We have almost lost hold, we can no longer describe a happy man, nor make any celebration of joy. How can I tell you about the people of Omelas? They were not naive and happy children - though their children were, in fact happy. They were mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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A Quote by Unknown on cooking, hell, and police

Hell is a place where the motorists are French, the policemen are German, and the cooks are English.


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A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on facts and police

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman.

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Dissenting opinion in 7-2 ruling that upheld police rules on short haircuts and no beards, 6 Apr 76

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A Quote by Thomas B. Reed on humanity, police, sentimentality, and present

There is, and always has been, one tremendous ruler of the human race - and that ruler is that combination of the opinions of all, the leveling up of universal sense which is called public sentiment. That is the ever-present regulator and police of humanity.

Thomas B. Reed

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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 Robert W. Burke on citizenship, control, force, honesty, energy, police, and success

Entirely too much energy of our state police force is [spent] controlling honest citizens, simply because it is something they can succeed in doing.

Robert W. Burke

Source: 1992, via CompuServe

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A Quote by Robert Nozick on argument, behavior, belief, desires, goals, motivation, niceness, originality, people, philosophy, police, proof, study, thought, trying, and understanding

Philosophical argument, trying to get someone to believe something whether he wants to believe it or not, is not, I have held, a nice way to behave towards someone; also it does not fit the original motivation for studying or entering philosophy. That motivation is puzzlement, curiousity, a desire to understand, not a desire to produce uniformity of belief. Most people do not want to become thought-police. The philosophical goal of explanation rather than proof not only is morally better, it is more in accord with one's philosophical motivation.

Robert Nozick

Source: Philosophical Explanations, (from the Introduction) Nozick

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ramsey Clark on laws and police

Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?

Ramsey Clark

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A Quote by Michael Dukakis on belief, military, people, and police

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.

Michael Dukakis

Source: 1986

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