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All history is man's efforts to realise ideals.
Éamon de Valera, 1929

We do not believe in government through the voting booth. The Spanish national will was never freely expressed through the ballot box. Spain has no foolish dreams.

I have never given up Germany – the other Germany. The day will come when the hatred that seems unavoidable in war will be overcome. One day the Europe in which Europeans can live must become a reality.
Willy Brandt, 1943

The wind of change is blowing through the continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.

We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
Margaret Chase Smith, 1972

History moves in contradictions.
Nikolai Bukharin, 1917

A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.
John F. Kennedy, 1963

It is almost certain that we will fail. But how will future history judge the German people, if not even a handful of men had the courage to put an end to that criminal?
Henning von Tresckow, 1971

The means are at hand to fulfill the age-old dream: poverty can now be abolished. How long shall we ignore this underdeveloped nation in our midst? How long shall we look the other way while our fellow human beings suffer? How long?
Michael Harrington, 1962

In the working class are men for every job. The working class, given the urge and the enthusiasm, and shown the direction, can storm the world.
Bill Alexander, 1940

The speed with which armies collapse, bureaucracies abdicate, and social structures dissolve once the autocrat is removed frequently surprises American Policy makers.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1979

As I have said time and again, the focal point of our economy should be the individual.
Ludwig Erhard, 1963

For an SS officer there are no difficulties; his duty is always to remove difficulties himself as soon as they arise.
Heinrich Himmler, 1942

A defeatist attitude now would surely lead to defeat... We can't opt out of the future.
Seán Lemass, 1965

Democracy is not a state, democracy is a process.
Helmut Schmidt, 1969

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.
Oliver Tambo, 1964

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson, 1967

The future isn't written, because only the people can write it.
Adolfo Suárez, 1969

Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.
Benito Mussolini, 1928

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.
Golda Meir, 1975

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Golda Meir, 1974

Germany will on her side never break the peace. Germany wishes to be on an honorable footing with the neighbor peoples.
Adolf Hitler, 1935

We will not be led like sheep to slaughter. True we are weak and helpless, but the only response to the murders is revolt. Brethren, it is better to die fighting like free men than to live at the mercy of the murderers. Arise, Arise with last breath.
Abba Kovner, 1942

I speak simply as a soldier of the Last War whose most earnest prayer it is that such cruel and destructive madness shall never again overtake mankind. There is no land whose people want war.
Edward VIII Windsor, 1939

It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation.
Adolf Hitler, 1939

We do not want any other god than Germany itself. It is essential to have fanatical faith and hope and love in and for Germany.
Adolf Hitler, 1935

A thousand years will pass and the pride of Germany will not be erased!
Hans Frank, 1945

I will fight so that the old concept that made our country glorious is restored: To public life you go to serve, not to receive honors nor, even less, benefits.
Jorge Alessandri, 1961

Once I really am in power, my first and foremost task will be the annihilation of the Jews.
Adolf Hitler, 1922

For God's sake, bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country.
Reginald Maudling, 1963

No one starts a war - or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so - without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war and how he intends to conduct it.
Carl von Clausewitz in On War, 1832

I have sometimes had the feeling: I am more the owner of a repair shop than of a large company.
Kurt Georg Kiesinger, 1968

I am responsible only to God and to history.
Francisco Franco, 1937

Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me.
Heinrich Himmler, 1943

Fascism is intellectual slavery.
Willy Brandt, 1933

Come home, America.
George McGovern, 1972

War is no longer the ultima ratio but rather the ultima irratio.
Willy Brandt, 1971

Everything indicates that the fascist dictatorship is not a question of weeks and months, but of years.
Willy Brandt, 1933

Today I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. I repeat, do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
Yasser Arafat, 1963

A man without a vote is a man without protection.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966

We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965

SS men must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and nobody else. What happens to a Frenchman and a Belgian does not interest me in the least.
Heinrich Himmler, 1959

Eretz Yisrael, not by virtue of power, but by virtue of right.
Menachem Begin, 1950

We believe in the freedom of the democratic way of life. If we serve that idea faithfully with tenacity of purpose, we have nothing to fear from German Fascism.
Margaret Thatcher, 1965

Ever since God created man and man created Satan, no acts of such cruelty have been committed against Jews like those by the Germans during the days of the Nazi regime.
Menachem Begin, 1977

To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.
Adolf Eichmann, 1960

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater, 1964

If the Germans attack, we will defend. If they do not attack until winter comes, then we will and will tear them to shreds!
Georgy Zhukov, 1967

Something remains in us from the homeland such that it lives in us all our life, now gladdening, sometimes tormenting, and it always seems that we will someday see it, our homeland.
Vasily Shukshin, 1958

Should there be a revolution, only God knows where it will end. I think that a constitutional regime would mean the end of Russia. We need a despot!
Mikhail Tukhachevsky, 1917

'Führer, my Führer given me by God. Protect and preserve my life for long. You rescued Germany from its deepest need. I thank you for my daily bread. Stay for a long time with me, leave me not. Führer, my Führer, my faith, my light. Hail my Führer.'
Hitler Youth Prayer, 1933

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

Definitely, decisively, the Nation, for us... and even for them.
António de Oliveira Salazar, 1935

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Winston Churchill, 1939

Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy, 1963

The proud do not endure, they are like a dream on a spring night; the mighty fall at last, they are as dust before the wind.
The Tale of the Heike

I don't see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.
Malcolm X, 1964

We all want to put the brakes on the arms race, we all want to achieve arms control, but to those who say we must take risks for peace by cutting the meat from our military muscle, I say you are unwittingly risking war.
Henry "Scoop" Jackson

Every senator in this chamber is partly responsible for sending 50,000 young Americans to an early grave. This chamber reeks of blood. Young men without legs, or arms, or genitals, or faces or hopes.
George McGovern, 1970

Once we have power, we shall never again give it up, unless we are carried out as corpses from our offices.
Joseph Goebbels, 1932

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
John Diefenbaker, 1958

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964

It is now time for our soldiers to issue their own justice.
Alexander Vasilevsky, 1960

And Lenin is young once again, and the young October is ahead!
Buryat Commune Chant, 1962

The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left—the King of Italy, the King of Spades, The King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds.
King Farouk of Egypt, 1948

Democracy is finished in England. It may be here.
Joseph Kennedy Sr., 1940

I want to see our nation recapture the strength and unity it once had when we fought the enemy instead of ourselves.
Margaret Chase Smith, 1950

Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world.
Lester B. Pearson, 1957

Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you're not a good soldier.
Curtis LeMay, 1962

A thermonuclear war cannot be considered a continuation of politics by other means. It would be a means of universal suicide.
Andrei Sakharov, 1968

Man and fascism cannot co-exist.
Vasily Grossman, 1960

Soratniki! The Russian National Revolution has started! There is no turning back. Russia will either perish or be ours!
Konstantin Rodzaevsky, 1941

A Motherland without freedom for me is not a Motherland, but freedom without a Motherland, although it is very difficult to bear, still remains freedom for me.
Roman Gul, 1952

For me the most important thing in my life was my service to my country, to my own people. And I can say with a clear conscience that I did everything I possibly could to do my duty.
Georgy Zhukov, 1969

History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
Enoch Powell, 1967

Neither Germany nor Italy have doubts. Our crisis is not a material crisis. We have lost faith in our destiny... We are like mariners without a pilot.
Phillipe Petain, 1936

From England in the west to Moscow in the east, a curtain of darkness has fallen over Europe.
Winston Churchill, 1944

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher, 1965

The day I leave the power, inside my pockets will only be dust.
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, 1968

A real Breton does not have the right to die for France.
Olier Mordrel, 1940

I lost many things from the waste they fed us in the camps - muscles, fat, teeth. But not my convictions. I am a soldier and I remain certain of my duty.
Dmitry Karbyshev, 1960

There is a deep difference between patriotism and nationalism. The first is love for your own country. The second is hatred for all the others.
Dmitry Likhachyov, 1962

The curse of the great to have to walk over corpses.
Heinrich Himmler, 1961

We are done shining up the shoes of the Germans!
Italo Balbo, 1951

We have to go along a road covered with blood. We have no other alternative. For us it is a matter of life or death, a matter of living or existing. We have to be ready to face the challenges that await us.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1969

From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.
John Paul II, 1981

Give me your blood, and I will give you freedom!
Subhas Chandra Bose, 1944

I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Queen Elizabeth II, 1947

People can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
Hermann Göring, 1956

Know, comrades, that on the banner which you will carry in your victorious march to communism there is a drop of my blood.
Nikolai Bukharin, 1940

What was taken by force, can only be restored by force.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1970

The only one who really knows about the Reichstag is I, because I set it on fire!
Hermann Göring, 1942

A new large-scale war will end with the destruction of human culture and civilization. Our reforms must contribute toward preventing such degenerate wars in the future, and establishing rules whereby human beings can coexist.
Albert Speer, 1961

It is natural that people do not want to be involved with us too much.
Reinhard Heydrich, 1941

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.
Stanisław Jerzy Lec, 1957

Above all, authority can, indeed must, be analyzed.
Edward Said, 1978

The truth is that the war helped. The war brought great sorrow and made life very very hard. Much sorrow, many tears. But it had been even harder before the war, because then everyone was alone in his sorrow.
Dmitri Shostakovich, 1979

Why are you so concerned with saving their lives? The whole idea is to kill the bastards. At the end of the war if there are two Americans and one German left alive, we win!
Thomas Power, 1962

It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history.
Benito Mussolini, 1940

Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.
Benito Mussolini, 1943

One day the world will hold the Wehrmacht responsible for these methods since these things are taking place under its nose.
Wilhelm Canaris, 1939

My loyalty is to Scotland and her people.
Robert Mcintyre, 1944

Because we have sought to cover up past evil, though it still persists, we have been powerless to check the new evil of today.
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1939

In 1964, it's the ballot or the bullet.
Malcolm X, 1964

When reflecting upon it today, the Pearl Harbor attack succeeding in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven.
Hideki Tōjō, 1947

Oppression is the essence of power.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner, 1961

The German brutality and rapaciousness have alienated to the Germans all the sympathies they enjoyed. Everywhere the German appears, he elicits hatred. Politically German domination was a disaster.
Luca Pietromarchi, 1942

All this is a great diabolic scheme to dismember France. Already the North is gone, and soon the Italians will want Algiers...As for those who are against us, I need only say: let them go back to Jerusalem. We'll even be glad to pay their way.
Pierre Poujade, 1956

He had never seen a "Fallout," and he hoped he'd never see one.
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz, 1959

The German army is a machine, and machines can be broken!
Konstantin Rokossovsky, 1945

The choice, however, is as clear now for nations as it was once for the individual: peace or extinction.
Lester B. Pearson, 1957

In matters of national security, the best politics is no politics.
Henry "Scoop" Jackson, 1968

The enemy is at the gate. It is a question of life and death.
Andrei Zhdanov, 1941

Remember Pearl Harbor — keep 'em dying.
Marine Saying

No task is more urgent than that of preserving peace. Without peace our independence means little. The rehabilitation and upbuilding of our countries will have little meaning.
Sukarno, 1955

They say I am a power gabber. But knowledge is power, and I am giving them knowledge, so they will have more power. Can't they see that?
Robert McNamara, 1971

You can never substitute emotion for reason. I still would allow a place for intuition in this process, but not emotion.
Robert McNamara, 1971

Eternal Nature inexorably avenges the infringement of her commands.
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1924

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
John F. Kennedy, 1963

One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
Subhas Chandra Bose, 1940

The end justifies the means, as long as there is something that justifies the end.
Leon Trotsky, 1938

Nature does not know extinction, only transformation.
Wernher von Braun, 1962

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh.
Martin Bormann, 1971

->The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.''
James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926''

One seldom recognizes the devil when he is putting his hand on your shoulder.
Albert Speer, 1972

Hatred of the invading enemy is the most sacred and humane feeling. But it is born with such a pain of heart and torment of the soul that God forbid anyone to experience it a second time.
Pavel Batov on the Black League, 1959

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.
Robert F. Kennedy, 1968

Men endured so much for war, but for peace they dared nothing.
William Olaf Stapledon, The Seed and the Flower, 1916

I accept calmly what is to be my infamous destiny.
Galeazzo Ciano, 1963

As always, victory will have a hundred fathers, but defeat will never be acknowledged by anyone at all.
Galeazzo Ciano, 1946

Laws are silent in times of war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, 52 BC

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
Adolf Hitler, 1939

We fought them on the beaches, we fought them in the fields and in the streets. But we do not surrender, and one day we shall fight them again.
Winston Churchill, 1946

They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.
Boris Pasternak, 1960

To the friend, everything. To the enemy, not even justice
Juan Domingo Perón, 1973

They are neither dead nor alive, they are desaparecidos [missing].
Jorge Rafael Videla, 1979

May a hundred governments be lost, but may the principles be saved.
Hipolito Yrigoyen, 1916

With democracy you heal, you eat, and you teach.
Raúl Alfonsín, 1983

I like it when you shut up because it's like you are absent.
Pablo Neruda

Fear not, for sooner than later the great avenues will open once more for the free man to walk again!
Salvador Allende, 1973

I'm Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman, but not naive.
Augusto Pinochet, 1983

But every "descamisado" must break a bottle on their head to anyone who speaks against Perón!
María Eva Perón

The peaceful mobilization of the people is stronger than violence.
Raúl Alfonsín

Sometimes winning is knowing to wait.
Getúlio Vargas

My whole life I have been a slave of the people; for the people I have been a slave of shall never be a slave to anyone else.
Getúlio Vargas

Those who judge us for the seriousness in our faces or for the social retreat in our lives, perhaps forget that it is in solitude that the greatest concerns of men arise.
Jorge Alessandri, 1961

The future is not what we fear, it is what we do then.
Carlos Lacerda

Revolutions in Brazil is like marrying with the French, there is no blood.
Carlos Lacerda

The optimist may fail, but the pessimist already begins failing.
Juscelino Kubitschek, 1956

If I do ten percent of what I've planned, I will leave this government with a smile on my face.
João Goulart, 1964

I may steal, but I deliver.
Adhemar de Barros, 1960

Perón is a God for all of us.
María Eva Perón

Ideas are not men, but they fight like men.
Tancredo Neves, 1985

I prefer the smell of my horse over the stench of the people.
João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo, 1982

We follow a line of conduct. It's a shame that line of conduct ended up in dictatorship.
Juan María Bordaberry

I am convinced that sooner than can be thought, against the Rule of Law that exists in Chile, once more will the Rule of Force arise.
Roberto Viaux, 1973

For whenever disgrace strikes your life, whichever path you may pick, you will arrive at your destiny.
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities

Liberty, Sancho, is one of the most beautiful gifts the heavens have given to men; with it, one can and must adventure life.
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

Being young and not being a revolutionary is even a biological contradiction.
Salvador Allende

The people must defend themselves, but not sacrifice themselves. The people must not allow themselves to be devastated or riddled, but neither must they humble themselves.
Salvador Allende, 1973

If I fall, pick up the flag, kiss it, and keep on going.
Omar Torrijos

It's not that the people are never wrong, but the people are the only ones who have the right to be wrong.
José Batlle y Ordóñez, 1904

The "end of a world" never is and never can be anything but the end of an illusion.
René Guénon, 1945

There is something worse than communism, that is, anticommunism.
Eduardo Frei Montalva, 1964

I feel happy every single night when I watch the news. Because, on it, the world is on fire but Brazil is at peace.
Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 1970

As many people as necessary must die in Argentina so that the country may again be secure.
Jorge Rafael Videla, 1976

If the dead don't complain, there's a reason they're dead.
Alfredo Zitarrosa, 1976

I have to confess Dad, at that moment I discovered I really like to kill.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, 1959

Don't forget that in the history of the world there was a plebiscite, in which Christ and Barabbas were being judged, and the people chose Barabbas.
Augusto Pinochet, 1989

You have to be careful who you pick as your enemies because you end up resembling them.
Jorge Luis Borges

Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood.
Augusto Pinochet, 1983

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does too.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1911

Because we have nothing, we'll do everything.
Carlos Dittborn, 1956

All the history of Peru of yesterday and today, and tomorrow's prophecy: The people did it.
Fernando Belaúnde, Apurimac, 1956

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, 1967

I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, you are only going to kill a man.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, 1967

I know the Haitian people because I am the Haitian people.
François Duvalier, 1964

The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.
Simón Bolivar, 1829

Of course when one opens a coffin, one destroys it. Nevertheless a delicate odour of cedarwood will come forth.
Miguel Serrano, 1965

You will all wind up shining the shoes of the Germans!
Italo Balbo

I think that, to finally achieve the socialist fatherland, we'll have to kill no less than one million people.
Mario Roberto Santucho, 1965

Look, in Argentina one third are radicals; one third conservatives, and about one fifth are socialists... Half of them love me, and half of them hate me. Ergo, all of them are Peronists!
Juan Domingo Perón, 1972

This is not the first coup, and it will not be the last.
Benjamín Menéndez, 1951

Neither Victors, nor Vanquished. Argentines.
Eduardo Lonardi, 1955

The four horsemen of Argentine decline are Conservative fraud, Peronist greed, Military arrogance, and Radical governments.
Emilio Hardoy, 1991

Those Chileans better stop fucking around or tomorrow I shall be eating breakfast in Santiago.
Juan Velasco Alvarado, 1975

If we're allowed to attack those «chilotes», then the brindis of New Year's will be in La Moneda Palace and then we'll go piss the champagne in the Pacific.
Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, 1978

The worst mistake of my government?... Accepting it.
Arturo Frondizi, 1972

Lads, the fight is unequal, have spirit and courage. Never before has our flag been lowered to the enemy, nor will this be the first. To board!
Arturo Prat's last words, 1879

A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy something is usually last year.
Marty Allen, 1955

The system does not punish its men: it rewards them. It does not imprison its executioners: it keeps them.
Rodolfo Walsh, 1957

The Empire does not need slaves: it needs citizens and soldiers! How can we fight the wars that are to come, if we are too busy checking that our own people does not rise against us?
Ettore Muti, 1966

Hitler is a dancing dervish. He must be shot down.
Henning von Tresckow, 1938

By God and Fascism, we will make Italy whole.
Niccolò Giani, 1965

For how long have we fought the Germans? We haven't fought so hard and so long for nothing, have we?
Yuriy Horlis, 1963

I, as a military man, believe that the time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation.
Hafez al-Assad, 1967

The Empire will be brought together, kept together by ropes of concrete, and chains of steel. When the Imperial Connection is completed, there will be no longer any doubt that the Empire is Italian, now and forever.
Italo Balbo, 1966

Buy when there's blood in the streets.
Baron Rothschild, 1871

Only God, the Exalted, is the light; everything else is darkness.
Velayat-e faqih, Khomeini, 1970

Anarchy is not a political ideology. It is a state of being, one that cannot be allowed to exist on this world. Anarchy will be expunged with utmost prejudice, wherever it might hide, and replaced by Order.
Alessandro Pavolini, 1965

I don't want to be the joke of the world, and I don't want to be thought of as another Hitler swallowing up people.
Abd al-Karim Qasim, 1961

Let them kill me; it does not concern me so long as I have instilled pride, honor, and freedom in you. If Gamal Abdel Nasser should die, each of you shall be Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1972

Dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall prosper.
Khrong Chandawong's last words, 1961

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "crisis." One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.
Richard Nixon, 1962

Any nation that decides the only way to achieve peace is through peaceful means is a nation that will soon be a piece of another nation.
Richard Nixon, 1985

We only have to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down.
Adolf Hitler, 1941

What a strange creature man is that he fouls his own nest.
Richard Nixon, 1985

We have spilt an ocean of blood for the brotherhood and unity of our peoples and we shall not allow anyone to touch or destroy it from within.
Josip Broz Tito, 1959

You are from Britain. Would you accept to give Manchester to some other people? And then reach agreement after expelling the people of Manchester from their homes, depriving them of their property, of everything? This is the question of Palestine.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1964

Curiosity is the key to creativity.
Morita Akio, 1963

We have to go along a road covered with blood. We have no other alternative. For us it is a matter of life or death, a matter of living or existing. We have to be ready to face the challenges that await us.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1969

The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters.
Antonio Gramsci, 1930

We must fight our way to victory on a sea of blood and a horizon of fire.
Wall Street Journal, 1969

The police should intervene in all cases were it is absolutely necessary; with prudence, yes, but with the due energy.
Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, 1968

Croatia is one of the countries in which the Jewish problem has been solved.
Siegfried Kasche, 1944

The German Civil War is nothing but the culmination of the German race's own thirst for blood: once they run out of enemies to fight, they inevitably revert to a primal state, tearing themselves and their own country apart.
Niccolò Giani, 1965

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
Milton Friedman, 1980

You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first.
Ho Chi Minh, 1946

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy, 1968

It is a temperament more than a party. There is only one way to annihilate it forever: Give the whole Republic to them: In office they will demonstrate their incompetence and commit worse excesses than those they criticized.
Carlos Pellegrini, on the Unión Cívica Radical, 1910

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes, 1946

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Mark Twain, 1907

Our position at this time is most perilous. If we do not earnestly espouse nationalism and weld together our four hundred million people into a strong nation, there is danger of China being lost and our people being destroyed.
Sun Yat-sen, 1924

Everything that stalls and doesn't evolve according to the needs of the time is destined to die. Stalling in politics is often fatal.
Francisco Franco, 1959

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.
Jean Paul Sartre, 1953

By means of modern instruments of technology, millions could be made subject to the will of one individual.
Albert Speer, 1959

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Barry Goldwater, 1964

It is mainly because of the unorganized state of the Chinese masses that Japan dares to bully us. When this defect is remedied, then the Japanese aggressor, like a mad bull crashing into a ring of flames, will be burned to death.
Mao Zedong, 1938

Socialism is the coward's answer to poverty and exploitation! Only Fascism can break your chains!
Ettore Muti, 1968

It is easier for a Nazi and a communist to agree than for two communists to work hand in hand.
Iraqi communist saying, 1946

The intrigues of imperialism will be wrecked on the rock of Arab-Kurdish unity!
Banner flown in Baghdad, 1959

Remember what was said to you: "Be softhearted and kind to your people; if you are harsh and cruel they will leave you. We sent you to be a mercy to all creation."
Hussein-Ali Montazeri, 1975

If you go and tour any part of the country you will see how widespread misery, poverty, and want is in the life of the people. You will see in the shacks or near the marshes are moving skeletons.
Abd al-Karim Qasim, 1959

Long live Arif—the Nasser of Iraq!
Chant heard in Basra, 1958

You can't depend on the man who made the mess to clean it up.
Richard Nixon, 1961

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.
Martin Luther King Jr., 1965

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.
Richard Nixon, 1975

No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet.
Robert F. Kennedy, 1968

You all have cash registers for hearts.
Tom Uren, 1984

In the election of 1960 and the world around us, the question is whether the world will exist - half slave, half free.
John F. Kennedy, 1960

There is nothing human about a society that is welded together by force. Far from encouraging, as it should, the attainment of man's progress and perfection, it is merely an obstacle to his freedom.
Pope John XXIII, 1962

If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
Richard Nixon, 1978

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966

It is essential that discipline be maintained; to be quite blunt, one must employ the methods of dictatorship.
Plaek Phibunsongkhram, 1936

Victory is no longer a truth. It is only a word to describe who is left alive in the ruins.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966

Nixon is like a Spanish horse, who runs faster than anyone for the first nine lengths and then turns around and runs backwards. You'll see; he'll do something wrong in the end. He always does.
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1961

They have force and will be able to dominate us, but social processes can be arrested by neither crime nor force. History is ours, and people make history.
Salvador Allende, 1967

There is no limit to the measure of ruin and of slaughter; day by day the earth is drenched with newly-shed blood, and is covered with the bodies of the wounded and of the slain.
Pope Benedict XV, 1914

If you have sacrificed my nation to preserve the peace of the world, I will be the first to applaud you. But if not, gentlemen, God help your souls.
Jan Masaryk, 1938

I was not mistaken, either about the quality of the days ahead, or about the solidness of our trade-unions, which carried on in-spite of these stupid leftists who won't shut up!
Juan Domingo Perón, 1974

I erased myself.
Casildo Herrera, 1976

For the sake of what is right we rebelled and challenged the tyrants. We raised up the banner of justice above the corpses of the despots. We challenged death and avenged ourselves with blood.
Abd al-Hadi al-Fakiki, 1981

Bormann treats his own subordinates as if he is dealing with cows and oxen.
Albert Speer, 1955

It may startle the draft dodgers, but I'm not sure any war is moral.
Barry Morris Goldwater, 1979

...we have involved ourselves in a colossal muddle, having blundered in the control of a delicate machine, the working of which we do not understand.
John Maynard Keynes, 1930

But the influence of the economist ... is an influence over laymen: politicians, journalists, civil servants and the public generally.
Friedrich Hayek, 1974

Argentina is a relatively developed country and so it is ruled trough a Republican, Federal, and Democratic system, but only relatively.
Tia Vicenta Magazine, 1963

I will leap into my grave laughing because the feeling that I have five million human beings on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.
Adolf Eichmann, 1945

If you want to see capitalism in action, go to Guangdong.
Milton Friedman, 1969

Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.
Richard von Weizsäcker, 1985

Liberty is not a luxury in the life of the nation, but its basis and its essence, and its meaning.
Michel Aflaq

If the future isn't bright, at least it's colorful.
Blixa Bargeld, 2001

What's there to do, things didn't turn out right.
Arturo Illia to Silvano Santander upon being overthrown, 1966

A true Aryan must be wise, like Hitler; strong, like Göring; and loyal, like Himmler.
A West Russian propaganda poster, 1960

For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.
Frantz Fanon, 1963

A government or a party gets the people it deserves and sooner or later a people gets the government it deserves.
Frantz Fanon, 1963

We must consider the removal of the Jews a contribution to European culture.
Baldur von Schirach, 1942

God promised Abraham that He would not destroy Sodom if just ten righteous men could be found in the city, and so I hope that for our sake God will not destroy Germany.
Henning von Tresckow, 1945

Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in the cradle forever.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1911

When the seed of doubt is planted, truth becomes irrelevant, and it takes but a willow branch to destroy trust built over the course of decades.
Niccolò Giani, 1965

Because the economy is a woman, and to control it, you must beat it into submission.
Alessandro Pavolini, paraphrasing Machiavelli, 1966

The [fascist] government can imprison, and exile and persecute an individual and individuals, but what can it do with a new generation in its entirety?
Michel Aflaq, 1945

To take part in the African revolution it is not enough to write a revolutionary song; you must fashion the revolution with the people. The songs will come by themselves.
Sékou Touré, 1959

Mr. President, before I accept this post I must warn you I am in favor of establishing a dictatorship for the foreseeable future."
"I know, but we can leave that discussion for another day."
Col. Arturo Ossorio Arana, to José María Guido, 1962

Racial doctrines are built mostly on illusions interwoven with primitive theories.
Antoon Saadeh in Nushu' al-Umam, 1932

You are in the hands of the Gestapo. Don't imagine that we shall show you the slightest consideration.
Heinrich 'Gestapo' Müller, 1939

Give us the future, we've had enough of your past... give us back our country to live in— to grow in... to love.
Michael Collins, negotiating the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921

The blood of the heroes is closer to God than the ink of the philosophers and the prayers of the faithful.
Julius Evola, 1934

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
Paul Gauguin

You go and accomplish the simple task; I'll undertake the heavy duty.
Wang Jingwei, 1938

Nothing is more important than independence and liberty.
Ho Chi Minh, 1966

We buy in the United States. We want to sell in the United States. Now, if the United States does not buy from us, we have to sell to whoever buys from us. Because when we sell, we sell work.
Luis Batlle Berres, 1955

Not only those who attack order are our enemies. The defectors and the indifferent are too.
Jorge Pacheco Areco, 1968

And Liber Arce died one day in the streets of Montevideo, and the anguished people felt that Uruguay was changing, that it had gotten out of hand.
Zelmar Michelini, 1971

Whatever happens, the flame of French resistance must not and shall not be extinguished.

No policy is worth anything outside of reality.

The demon of democracy, which threatened to destroy every true value, had to be defeated with its own weapons.
Franz von Papen, 1933

You are mistaken. We've hired him.
Response to a conservative who told Papen that he was placing himself in Hitler's hands by supporting him being appointed Chancellor, 1933

A superior [Cruceño] race, while being a minority, cannot be assimilated by a majority that is culturally and racially inferior [the Bolivian].
Raúl del Pozo Cano, 1933

The way politics divides the world is into friend and enemy.
Francis Parker Yockey, 1962

Socialism in America will come through the ballot box.
Gus Hall, 1996

In waging decisive battle against the oil monopolies, our revolution is taking forward positions in face-to-face clashes with imperialism.
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, 1972

Go and tell the papers you are in control. Shamelessly claim you are the free leader. As for me—and my honor here is vast—I righteously abstain from all exploitation.
Muhammad Mahdi al-Jawahiri, 1948

These are the palaces of traitors and their progeny. Reserved for loyal patriots are gallows and graves.
Muhammad Salih Bahr al-'Ulum, 1968

Koreans stuck to their traditional way of life without knowing what was going on outside the country. We were like frogs in a well.
Park Chung-hee, 1964

Everyone who has ever built anywhere a new heaven first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Friederich Nietzsche, 1886

Outside, the synagogue is burning—it is also a house of God.
Father Bernhard Lichtenberg, after Kristallnacht, 1938

What's the point of being the greatest, most powerful nation in the world and not having an imperial role?
Irving Kristol

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
Phyllis Schlafly, 1972

France! France outraged! France shattered! France martyred! But France liberated!

The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead.
John Maynard Keynes, 1923

Gold can be bought again, but not our independence.
Siti Rahmah Kassim, 1957, on the eve of an anti-Japanese uprising

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy, 1960

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.

The Japanese say you cannot stand on your own two feet. Show them how you can stand!
Lim Chin Siong, 1962

The United States cannot remain an open, democratic society if we are left alone - a garrison state in a hostile world.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1984

A government is not legitimate merely because it exists.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1988

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Bite us once, shame on the dog; bite us repeatedly, shame on us for allowing it.
Phyllis Schlafly, 1995

Prayer is not a substitute for work.
George W. Romney, circa 1968

In instances in history, civil disobedience has been appropriate and useful.
Philip Hart, 1965

It is most unbearable for me to be thought of as if I were a believer in fascism.
Hirohito, 1945

I listen to the 'voiceless voice'.
Kishi Nobusuke, 1960

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.

I wonder what the future holds for this country if it must form such a close alliance with a nation like Germany or Italy.
Hirohito, 1940

Give me a balcony and I will be president.
José María Velasco Ibarra, 1960

In politics there are no such things as true friends and permanent foes.
Pramarn Adireksarn

We must make a radical turn, at 360 degrees.
Todor Zhivkov

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Albert Camus, 1951

It would not frighten me if I were to lose my throne. If that were to happen, I would go right to America and get a job as a mechanic.
Boris III

My ministers are pro-German, my wife is pro-Italian, my people are pro-Russian.
Boris III

People should bear in mind that we are today witnessing one of the greatest cataclysms that history has ever known.
Bogdan Filov

I wish you courage, my dear. Be strong in the belief that life is wonderful. Be positive and believe that the Revolution will always win.
Valery Sablin, 1961

The greatest thing that could happen in Queensland and the nation is when we get rid of all the media. Then we could live in peace and tranquility.
Joh Bjelke-Petersen, 1987

Yes, that was the tragedy. We collaborated with your enemies and you collaborated with ours. But neither of us fought for them, did we?
Anand Mohan Sahay, 1946

If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein, 1949

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable conviction in the value of each person, who is then equal.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1978

In short: (we must) neither (join) the brown ranks of Nazism, nor (be) one more star on the flag of any imperialism.
Luis Alberto de Herrera, 1947

When a coup is rumoured, look to Seregni. If Seregni is not well, the people shall suffer; if Seregni is well, so is the nation.
Óscar Gestido, 1967

I must warn you that today war and peace do not depend on small nations like Bulgaria.
Bogdan Filov

And I have no doubt that the American people generally believe the world is safer, and that we are safer, when we are stronger
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1980

Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd on his time in Antarctica, 1935

Life is not worth living if it is lived kneeling in front of others
Nicolae Balcescu

"How is one to speak of such things and not lose one's mind (or) beat one's fists against the wall? ...One would have to invent... a new language to say what no human being has ever said."
Elie Weisel, 1978

Excesses do not exist in war; war is a game in which the toughest wins, and we had to win.
Guillermo Suárez Mason, 1966

America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.
Henry Kissinger, 1971

Someday the East is going to start pushing North and South and West. And the Western hemisphere is going to stand up and say you can't push any farther.
Ernest C. Manning, 1967

You Albanians complain so much that you forget to enjoy life.
Amedeo De Cia, 1952

The rocket worked perfectly, except for landing on the wrong planet.
Wernher von Braun upon the first V-2 hitting London, 1944

The atomic bomb is a marvelous gift that was given to our country by a wise God.
Phyllis Schlafly, 1982

Magnificent desolation.
Edwin Aldrin, 1969

If you're saying nothing, then you're not saying much at all

The Ottawa controllers are following the directives of those who aspire to establish a world Jewish and Freemasonry government
Réal Caouette, 1943

What matters now is no longer the practical purpose of the coup, but to prove to the world and for the records of history that the men of the resistance dared to take the decisive step.
Henning von Tresckow, 1944

The NPP can't get elected unless things get worse - and things won't get worse unless they get elected.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, 1971

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
Jackie Robinson, 1947

There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin, 1963

These are the stakes! To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die.
Lyndon Johnson, 1964

Now if you think it strange that mice should elect a government made up of cats, you just look at the history of Canada for the last 90 years.
Tommy Douglas, 1935

The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.
Gough Whitlam, 1989

The Key to the answers to all the questions of Life - all the blessings and curses of the World - lie not in men's hearts, but in their bones.

Brave and loyal followers! Long ago we resolved to serve neither the Romans nor anyone other than God Himself, who alone is the true and just Lord of mankind.
Elazar Ben Yair

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity for action despite our fears.

The fruits of victory are tumbling into our mouths too quickly.
Hirohito, 1942

Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.

(Those that over-focus on book learning) can never get away from what is written, are always busy analyzing, pointing out subtleties, perpetually splitting hairs.
Cardinal Albino Luciani, 1976

Fear and destructiveness are the major emotional sources of fascism, eros belongs mainly to democracy.
Theodor Adorno, 1950

People sometimes say: "we are in a society that is all rotten, all dishonest." That is not true. There are still so many good people, so many honest people.
John Paul I, 1978

Government shall belong to humans, not to priests or God. Mankind can rule over itself by its own laws made not by a single person but by the whole nation.
Mehdi Bazargan, 1970

The road to Delhi is the road to freedom.
Subhas Chandra Bose, 1946

We are no longer your macaques!
Patrice Lumumba, 1960

The men aren't to be commemorated, they are to be remembered
Pino Romualdi, 1972

People are not born with racial prejudices. For example, children have none. Racial questions are questions of education.
Ahmed Sékou Touré, 1961

God is just.
Eduardo Lonardi, 1956

The imperialist ideology of force, from whatever side it comes, must be shattered for all time.
White Rose leaflet

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the protection of individual citizens from the arbitrary will of criminal regimes of violence - these will be the bases of the New Europe.
White Rose leaflet

Buckingham Palace does not host murderers.
King George VI, 1947

O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes, so that you may get to know one another.
Surat al-Hujurat, ayat 13

Bolivia is the best country to wage guerrilla warfare in the Americas.
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, 1960

'It is pure metaphysics to seek a common model of revolution for all countries and in every context.''
Giorgio Amendola, 1965

Oh bury me, then rise ye up / And break your heavy chains / And water with the tyrants' blood / The freedom you have gained.
Taras Shevchenko, "Testament"

The Revolution is so that people can live, not so that they can die!
Lu Xun

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

At end of wayward days he found a cause- / 'Twas not his Country's - Only time can tell / If that defiance of our ancient laws / Was treason or foreknowledge. He sleeps well.
Leo Amery

Whatever happens, the flame of French resistance must not be extinguished, and it will not be extinguished.

To a dynamic, expanding, confident and above all purposive new Britain! ...The spirit of 1918 is in the air again.
Harold Wilson, 1964

"Riots don't 'just happen—they are organized by outside agitators and armed guerrillas, by various civil rights and New Left groups saturated with Communist and pro-Communists."
Phyllis Schlafly, 1967

Power wears out those who don't have it.
Giulio Andreotti, 1951

Most liberties have been won by people who broke the law.
Michael Foot, 1981

Better for everything to burn down instead of us capitulating to the occupiers.
Aris Velouchiotis, 1945

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last

Balance as long as you can, and when it's no longer possible, set the world on fire!
Józef Piłsudski, 1935

Any system favoring a small section of a community will not last. In any community the majority must shape its future
Pridi Banomyong, 1968

I shall reiterate that we will continue to fight and scramble for power within the old and new orders in our lifetimes, and possibly in our children's.
Plaek Phibunsongkhram, 1940

No hand of the people will rise up against me and the oligarchy will not kill me, because it knows that if it does, the country will implode.
Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, 1947

"Today I am again dressed in a green uniform, but not in an army that fights for the defense of civilian interests and exploitation, but in an incipient revolutionary popular army,"
Svante Grände

As for the bourgeois state, at the present moment, we are seeking to overcome it, to overthrow it.... Our objective is total, scientific, Marxist socialism.
Salvador Allende, 1970

    Super Event epigraphs 
It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of the nation.
Adolf Hitler, 1933 (accompanies the German Civil War)

No one starts a war — or rather, no one in his sense ought to do so — without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by the war and how he intends to conduct it.
Carl von Clausewitz (accompanies the South African War)

Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from land but from our minds as well.
Frantz Fanon (accompanies the African Crisis)

The men stood by the sill, calmly, and waited their turn to jump.
A Tokyo Exchange secretary (accompanies the Japanese Economic War)

We prefer independence with poverty to servitude with plenty!
Sekou Toure (accompanies the Indonesian War)

You have a row of dominos set up; you knock the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (accompanies the West African War (WAA vs. FMA vs. PALF))

Only the liquidation of neocolonialism will unite the entire continent under one government at the service of the African people.
Osende Afana (accompanies the West African War (WAA vs. PALF))

So true it is that, in the face of great perils, salvation is only in greatness.
Charles de Gaulle (accompanies the West African War (FMA vs. PALF))

Europe shall be dominated by Germany. Defeated states shall be nothing more than colonies.
Benito Mussolini (accompanies Göring's Fall Gaiseric)

Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who does not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies Göring's Fall Rot)

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat.
Julia Ward Howe, "The Battle-Hymn of the Republic" (accompanies Göring's Fall Rockwell)

Mutinies are crushed in accordance with eternal and unchanging iron laws.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies Göring's Fall Schwarz)

If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death? No death may be called futile.
Yukio Mishima (accompanies Göring's Fall Dammerung)

People do not want words - they want the sound of battle - the battle of destiny.
Gamal Abdel Nasser (accompanies the Oil Crisis)

At dawn it is not just the night that dies, it is man and his becoming, and the warm blood staining the pavement is a word that is just starting.
Riccardo Mannerini, 1970 (accompanies the Piazza Fontana Bombing)

In a war there are no winners or losers: only victims.
Michel del Castillo (accompanies the Iberian Wars)

Whether the rage of heaven or the cries of earth, the roar of the epoch is thundering now.
Ode of the Showa Restoration, 1930 (accompanies the End of the Yokusankai (Muto coup))

The Emperor is the head of the Empire, combining in himself the rights of sovereignty, and exercises them, according to the provisions of the present Constitution.
Article 4 of the Meiji Constitution (accompanies the End of the Yokusankai (Jushin coup))

One people will we be, - a band of brothers
No danger, no distress shall sunder us.
We will be freemen as our fathers were,
And sooner welcome death than live as slaves.
Friedrich Schiller, William Tell (accompanies the Slave Revolt)

Life does not forgive weakness.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies the Second Night of the Long Knives)

Situation very serious...
Disloyalty seems to gain the upper hand everywhere...
Reichskanzlei a heap of rubble.
Martin Bormann, in his Final Telegram (accompanies the June of Deceit)

Why, of course, the people don't want war. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along.
Hermann Göring (accompanies the Second German Civil War)

We lacked self control. We recognized no limits. Otherwise the Reich would have lasted more than 4 decades.
Wilhelm Frick (accompanies the German Collapse)

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (accompanies the Mars Landing under President Glenn)

We can bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old,
For the union makes us strong.
A Traditional Folk Piece (accompanies the Hall Presidency)

A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy.
Samuel Adams (accompanies the Yockey Presidency)

The Chinese have the spirit to fight the enemy to the last drop of our blood, the determination to recover our lost territory by our own efforts, and the ability to stand on our own feet.
Mao Zedong (accompanies the Great Asian War (High Legitimacy))

If and when the war starts, wherever or whoever you are, all have the responsibility to protect our home and repel our enemy, all must have the will to achieve ultimate sacrifice!
Chiang Kai-shek (accompanies the Great Asian War (Low Legitimacy))

The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
Charles de Gaulle (accompanies the French Reconciliation)

History does not teach fatalism.
Charles de Gaulle (accompanies the Reclamation of France)

    Russian Reunification epigraphs 
The war brought great sorrow and made life very very hard. But it had been even harder before the war, because then everyone was alone in his sorrow.
Dmitry Shostakovich (accompanies Humanist Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Commonwealth of Russia)

I am interested only in "nonsense"; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life only in its absurd manifestations.
Daniil Kharms (accompanies Bastillard Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power.
Horace Mann (accompanies Modernist Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Yes, a strange, brilliant, unearthy visita indeed do you disclose, O Russia, country of mine!
Nikolai Gogol (accompanies Decembrist Tomsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Be strong in the belief that life is wonderful. Be positive and believe that the Revolution will always win.
Valery Sablin (accompanies Sablin's libertarian Buryatia reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

My actions are guided by only one desire: to do what is in my power so that our people, a good, mighty people of our Motherland, wake up from political hibernation.
Valery Sablin (accompanies Sablin's authoritarian Buryatia reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.
Boris Yeltsin (accompanies Yeltsin's Sverdlovsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Federative Republic)

Russia has only two allies; the army and the navy.
Alexander III (accompanies Nikita's Chita reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

However doomed a man may be, he still has the great luxury of freedom of thought that can carry him soaring over the past and the future, the single attribute that can never be taken away by tyrant or circumstance.
Dmitry Volkogonov (accompanies Mikhail's Chita reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

Power comes all by itself to the strong man. We will accept our freedom and our laws from the Russian patriot who leads Russia to salvation.
Ivan Ilyin (accompanies Matkovsky's Magadan reuniting Russia as the Russian National Republic)

In these days of doubt, in these days of painful brooding over the fate of my country, thou alone art my rod and my staff, O great, mighty, true and free Russia!
Ivan Turgenev (accompanies Petlin's Magadan reuniting Russia as the Russian National Republic)

If one holds a state based on mercenaries, he will not be secure or peaceful; for they are divided, ambitious and without discipline... they fear neither God nor are loyal to fellow man...
Niccolò Machiavelli (accompanies WerBell's West Alaska reuniting Russia as the United States of Russia)

A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments.
Ezra Stiles (accompanies Vladimir's Liberal Vyatka reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

The Right of Nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Thomas Hobbes (accompanies Vladimir's Conservative Vyatka reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

So far as he is able, a Prince should stick to the path of good but, if the necessity arises, he should know how to follow evil.
Niccolò Machiavelli (accompanies Vladimir's Paternal Vyatka reuniting Russia as the Russian Empire)

In a hundred years time, perhaps, a great man will appear who may offer them a chance at salvation. He'll take me as a model, use my ideas, and follow the course I have charted.
Adolf Hitler (accompanies Vagner's Aryan Brotherhood reuniting Russia as the Russkiy Reykh)

A thunderstorm was in our air; the nature that we became dark - for we had no way.
Friedrich Nietzsche (accompanies Velimir's Hyperborea reuniting Russia)

The world thinks the Russian Revolution is at an end. Do not be mistaken. The Russian Revolution is just beginning.
Alexander Kerensky (accompanies Zykov's Samara reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Do not drop from your hands the arms you have received, fight with the enemies of the people. You are being expected by the tortured peoples of Russia. Liberate them!
Andrey Vlasov (accompanies Bunyachenko's Samara reuniting Russia as the Russian Republic)

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
Aesop (accompanies Oktan's Samara reuniting Russia as the Russian State)

A means can be justified only by it's end. But the end in turn needs to be justified.
Leon Trotsky (accompanies Yagoda's Irkutsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic)

Our party, like any political party, strives for political supermacy for itself.
Vladimir Lenin (accompanies Bessonov's Irkutsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic)

Soldiers' bellies are not satisfied with empty promises and hopes.
Peter the Great (accompanies Yuriy's Kemerovo reuniting Russia as the Kingdom of Rus)

You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
Catherine the Great (accompanies Lydia's Kemerovo reuniting Russia as the Kingdom of Rus)

The problem is the more difficult to solve that there are a good many individuals who are at the same time "bandits" and "Anarchists".
Georgi Plekhanov (accompanies Security Council's Siberian Black Army reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Territory)

By the anarchist spirit, I mean that deeply human sentiment, which aims for the good of all, freedom and justice for all, and solidarity and love among the people.
Enrico Malatesta (accompanies the Anarchist Soviet's Siberian Black Army reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Territory)

If the opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.
Joseph Stalin (accompanies Kaganovich's Tyumen reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

We must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, is human beings.
Joseph Stalin (accompanies Khrushchev's Tyumen reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

If the present were not so horrible and grim, and the future so mysterious and enigmatic, one could go mad with joy.
Konstantin Kavelin (accompanies Democratic Komi reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Republic)

When you have once gained sight, it is impossible to feign blindness.
Svetlana Stalina (accompanies Stalina's Komi reuniting Russia as the Russian Free Republic/Russian Reconstruction Authority)

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
Vladimir Lenin (accompanies Suslov's Komi reuniting Russia as the Russian Soviet Republic)

All our knowledge - past, present and future, is nothing compared to what we will never know.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (accompanies Zhdanov's Komi reuniting Russia as the United Soviet Federation)

So long as the moral tone is preserved, the sun of our glory will not set; there will come no national decay or death.
Frederik William Robinson (accompanies Shafarevich's Ust-Sysolsk reuniting Russia as the Reformed State of Russia)

We are with you, but we are not yours. Do not think we have changed by acknowledging your red banner; we recognized it only because it blends with national colors.
Nikolay Ustryalov (accompanies Serov's Ust-Sysolsk reuniting Russia as the Russian National Soviet Republic)

Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus. (Latin for Let justice be done, though the world perish.)

I work now as I have always worked: with my face into the wind... I'm only an instrument that God is using for the moment. Afterwards, things will be as God wants them.
Alexander Men (accompanies the Father's Divine Mandate of Siberia reuniting Russia as the Divine Mandate of Russia)

Something remains in us from the homeland that it lives in us all our life, now gladdening, at times tormenting, and it always seems that we will someday see it, our homeland.
Vasily Shukshin (accompanies Shukshin's Novosibirsk reuniting Russia as the Russian Federation)

And this victory meant that our Motherland had withstood one of the most difficult tests in its history.
Alexander Vasilevsky (accompanies Vasilevsky's People's Revolutionary Council reuniting Russia as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

    British Reunification epigraphs 
Only worker’s Soviets, not parliament, can be the instrument enabling the proletariat to achieve it’s aims; those who have failed to understand this are, of course, reactionaries.
Vladimir Lenin (accompanies Birch's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Commonwealth of Britain)

Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number, shake your chains to earth like dew
we are many, they are few.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (accompanies Wilson's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Commonwealth of Britain)

What do you want to be a sailor for? There are greater storms in politics than you will ever find at sea. Piracy, broadsides, blood on the decks. You will find them all in politics.
David Lloyd George (accompanies Jellicoe's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

The iron hand crush'd the tyrant's head
And became Tyrant in his stead.
William Blake (accompanies Stirling's HMMLR reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Abraham Lincoln (accompanies Maudling's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

I have not the particular shining bauble or feather in my cap for crowds to gaze at or kneel to, but I have the power and resolution for foes to tremble at.
Oliver Cromwell (accompanies Macmillian's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
Queen Victoria (accompanies Thatcher's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

Come all threats, come all the violence, come all the insults. We will keep marching and they will not stop us.
John Tyndall (accompanies Chesterton's collaborationist government reuniting Britain as the Kingdom of Great Britain)

    Capitulation Messages 
War is Hell.
Generic Quote

But what happens to a dream deferred?
Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye

The caged bird cries no more.
Vereinigte Ostlandliga

The status quo lies destroyed.
Reichskommissariat Ostland

The sun sets on the SS.
SS-Oberabschnitt Ostland

A pauper's crown lies shattered.
Central European Council

The talons have been clipped.
Generalbezirk Lettland

Seeking to make Ukraine their breadbasket, the Reich created a graveyard.
Reichskommissariat Ukraine

No! I'm alive! I will live forever! I have in my heart what does not die!
Republic of Ukraine

...Weightless with a year's starvation, and white with the knowledge of death...
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

You cannot nurture a man with pain, nor can you feed him with anger.
Ukranian State

Order has been restored to the steppe.
Mongolian People's Front

The Mongol nation, united.

A great nation is a nation that values the service of its heroes.

Kahar died as he lived: relentless, unwavering, fearless, and devoted to His word.
The South Sulawesi Guerrilla Unit

The mountains of West Java remain, for Prabu Siliwangi weeps from Parahyangan.
The Siliwangi Military Council

The torch of the revolution has been extinguished - maybe forever this time.
The People's Democratic Armed Forces

The imdomitability of warlords broke, as steel and napalm burned through the highlands of Sumatra.

Hatta waves goodbye to his home one last time, his dream of a truly free Indonesia never to be realised.
The Free Government of the Republic of Indonesia

May Allah give them providence in His Heaven.
Islamic State of Indonesia

The Mad Dog has been put down, and Order in the Southwest reigns once more.
National Protection Army (Long Yun's Yunnan)

As Japanese troops march through Shanghai, Beijing, and Nanjing, the hope of freedom is squashed. Japan has won the war against China, and consequently the eastern world as a whole.
Republic of China

This is a national struggle and fight for survival where all of us proud Chinese will commit our souls and efforts to.
Republic of China (Long Yun's Second Northern Expedition)

A shadow falls over France.
French State

Ar chas doñv a 'yelo da ouez.Tr. 

The Pan-African dream lies defeated.
African National Congress

The Boer state has been ended, but the conflict has not.
Boer Republic

The light of democracy has been extinguished in Africa.
Union of South Africa

The airport of Africa could not stand up to the Americans in the air.
Reichkommissariat Südwestafrika

So end Huttig's reign of terror.
Reichkommissariat Ostafrika

The Sun rises on the Congo's crooked shores.
Reichkommissariat Zentralafrika

Though their bravery was commendable, Bohemia has once more fallen prey to the German Reich.
Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren

The first domino has fallen, now the rest will follow.
Militärstaat Madagaskar

The Red Island is soaked in the blood of her people.
Republic of Madagascar

Their redemption shall forever be out of reach.
United Coalition Government of Madagascar

Bratislava burns, and with it, the last bastion of a brighter future. There is no hope left for the people of Slovakia.

Though the men and woman of the Polish homeland fought with everything they had, Poland is lost. Perhaps this time forever.

White and Red fly on the buildings of Warsaw once again.
Das Generalgouvernement

Bind her, grind her, burn her with fire, Cast her ashes into the sea,- She shall escape, she shall aspire, She shall arise to make men free.
Kingdom of England

Towing in gallant fame, Scotland my mountain hame, High may your proud standards Gloriously wave.

The Dragon breathes its last.

For 800 years we've fought you without fear. And we will fight you for 800 more.
Irish Republic

There are men in Ulster who would sooner die than bring down the flag.
Orange State of Ulster

God in Heaven; Trujillo Six Feet Under.
Dominican Republic

O, mia patria, sì bella e perduta!Tr. 
Governtorato del Levanto

Del Giordano le rive saluta, di Sionne le torri atterrate.Tr. 

Those who wear the shirt of fire will realize it burns as much as it warms.
Republic of Turkey

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Deutsche Sozialistische Republik

The carnation withers.
Portuguese Provisional Republic

You have fought like lions and been led by donkeys.
Schutzzone Germania (Speidel's Germania)

So we move lost through, The gray no man's land. Maybe none of us will return Back in homeland.
Regierung des nationalen Wiederaufbaus (Schörner's Germany)

The sun of May descends, perhaps forever.

And the free people of the world replied: "And with glory, they died."
The Argentine Republic

Another Paraguayan War, Another Paraguayan humiliation.

Who will cry for the neutral?

A refuge from oppression no more, the tomb of the free forevermore.

There is a trivial truth, since there is no doubt or uncertainty in saying it, which, however, is important to always keep in mind: we are all going to die. We know that simply because we are alive.
The Republic of Colombia

What is built on sand sooner or later would tumble down.
Second Philippine Republic

They will wither and be forgotten. The people themselves will reject them.
Filipino Revolutionary Socialist Republic

Those that plot from the shadows are likelier to return to them.
Vlaamse Nationale Staat

You must train harder than the enemy who is trying to kill you. You will get all the rest you need in the grave.
Belgian National Union

Their high came to a calamitous end.
Nouvel État Français

    Iberian Wars Capitulation Messages 

Hemos pasado!Tr. 
Spanish Republic

What was born by the sword shall die by the sword.
Spanish Authority

In the end the tablecloth was rent in wounds, And there did the blushing roses drop, On the caries of the worn tabletop.
Falangist Spain

El sueño esta muerto.Tr. 
Catalan Popular Front

Catalunya siempre será libre en nuestros corazones.Tr. 
Republic of Catalonia

The tortured Union meets its end.
Iberian Federal Government

Once more, the young defeat the old.
Basque Republic

The flame of youth burns out.
Asturian Workers' Battalions

Dona eis requiem.Tr. 
National Redemption Front

The pilgrim's road meets its end.
Galician Republic

Daddah's dream is toppled.

The Estado Novo meets its end.
Government of National Salvation

The carnation withers.
Portuguese Provisional Republic

Porto finds peace once more.
Portuguese People's Front

Morocco fades into history once more.

History repeats itself.
Rif Republic

    West African Crisis Capitulation Messages 

That which we call Cold War and Decolonization are only the exterior signs of the painful labour, from which will be born the world of the Future, with all divisions healed.

To take part in the African revolution, it is not enough to write a revolutionary song. You must fashion the revolution with the people, the songs will come by themselves.

I am in the knowledge that death can never extinguish the torch which I have lit in Ghana and Africa.
Socialist Republic of Ghana

Make the enemy king by crowning him with love and he shall be your servant of peace.
Republic of Ghana

After them, the deluge.

The Fulani's farce meets its end.
Fuuta Fulbe

They would never see themselves free.

The memories of Kousséri weigh them again, forevermore.
Sara Republic

Better to die as a man, than live as a serf.
Socialist Republic of the Niger River

In unity lies strength. African states must unite or sell themselves out to imperialist and colonialist exploiters for a mess of pottage.
Republic of Gbeland

The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on an empty stomach.
Socialist Republic of Bénin

The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.
Cameroon (Pan-African)

The Pan-African dream lies, twice shattered.
Cameroon (Revolutionary Nationalist)

The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on an empty stomach.
Socialist Republic of Bénin

Siddiq's kingdom returns to the sands of oblivion.

Brushing aside every obstacle, contemptuous of all pressures, we must proceed, stage by stage, to concrete actions, looking only to the ideals of liberation and African unity.


    Russian Capitulation Messages 
There is no smoke without fire.

I told myself that I shall either be a general at thirty, or I shall not be alive by then.

Pandora's box shall be forever closed.

Perhaps peace never had a chance in Russia.

The eagle will never again cry.

The doorway to Europe lies open - and with it comes the smell of war once more.

The war machines lie broken and scattered.

The muezzins sing no more.

The secrets of the mountain shall forever remain hidden from the world.

Alas, peace could not last on the villages of Orenburg.

The monster of the Urals has been euthanized. He will not be missed.
Dirlewanger Brigade

The damned souls no longer guard their Hell.

She smiled sadly, as she flew into the night.
Free Aviators

A nation of iron, a land of tears.

They would find peace in death.

Not even a Falcon can fly against a storm.

The mad king's reign is over.

The calls for tradition have been deafened by the drums of war.

Their last thoughts were of home, and the people they had loved.
People's Revolutionary Council

Andreev's mutiny ended as it began.

And onwards ran the River of Anarchy.
Siberian Black Army

Their diamonds shine bright no more.

Rather fail with honour, than succeed with fraud.
Operationszone Sankt Petersburg

There is no middle ground; the Russian Tsar should reign, or perish.

The soldiers too will take strike action, they'll break ranks and fight no more...

Chairman Onoprienko's experiment has ended in failure.

From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
Tver Republic

Poland is lost once more.
Nowa Polska

The Khan could not outride history.

    Post-Taboritsky Capitulation Messages (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 
Through the graves the wind is blowing.
North Russian Liberation Front

The Regent's abomination passes into the night.
Holy Russian Empire

The Pale Horse rides no more.
Ural Purification Zone

Pressing close, our enemies bellicose, unsleeping, Aim to make us feeble if our name is scorned, if our fame is shamed, What defines us as a people?
The Idel-Ural Free State

Poland has died for a third time, choking on its own blood.
Autonomous Soviet Liberation Army

The Mad Dog put down.
Kazakh Purification Army

A man cries over the loss of his wife until she is buried. A man cries over the loss of his Motherland until he is buried.
Free Kazakh Clans

They would cry out for freedom no more.
Nenetsian Free Army

The hand of Fate has ripped them from the sky.
Imperial Airborne Brigades

What remains in diseases after the crisis is apt to produce relapses.
Redeemed Black League

The light of progress in Russia has gone out.
Chelyabinsk Institute

The new republic, built on hope, has been strangled in its cradle.
Central Eurasian Republic

Rurik's line has been swept away, never to be seen again.
Kingdom of Altay

They died free. There is no better end.
Siberian Free Territory

Alexei has passed forever beyond our grasp.
Russian Empire

Another king joins the ghostly ranks of Russian nobility.
Regency of Holy Russia

No good deed goes unpunished.
Amur Refugee Zone

The rivers of wealth have been replaced with blood.
Free Port of Magadan

No one was coming to save them.
United Siberian Salvation Committee

    SS Civil War Capitulation Messages (UNMARKED SPOILERS) 

Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.

A palace will fall of its own accord.

Imitation is suicide.
SS-Ordensstaat Lotharingen

Cowards! Failures! Traitors!
Angriffsgruppe Steiner

If anyone is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to death.

No spy, however astute, is proof against relentless interrogation.

Our concern, our duty, is to our people and our blood. We can be indifferent to everything else.

Do we realize that industry, which has been our good servant, might make a poor master?

There is no limit to the battlefield.

They were the products of total war.
Fuck off and die you human cockroach.
President Curtis LeMay's transition letter to Francis Parker Yockey, in its entirety.