Republic Quotes

Republic Quotes by Baron de Montesquieu, Joseph Story, Huey Newton, Vladimir Putin, Victor Hugo, Liam Mellows and many others.

The less luxury there is in a republic, the more it is

The less luxury there is in a republic, the more it is perfect.
Baron de Montesquieu
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
Joseph Story
I read Plato’s ‘Republic.’ I read it through about five times until I could actually understand it.
Huey Newton
The sanctions have nothing to do with our relations with China, because our relations with the People’s Republic of China are at an unprecedented high both in terms of their level and substance. They are what we call “a comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation”.
Vladimir Putin
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
Victor Hugo
It is a fallacy to believe that a Republic of any kind can be won through the shackled Free State. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. The Free State is British created and serves British Imperialist interests. It is the buffer erected between British Capitalism and the Irish Republic.
Liam Mellows
In 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s Communists established the People’s Republic of China, and the following year, his People’s Liberation Army invaded central Tibet.
Barbara Demick
All the States and Governments by which men are or ever have been ruled, have been and are either Republics or Princedoms.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Might his last glance behold the glorious ensign of the Republic still full high advanced, its arms and trophies streaming in all their original lustre.
Noah Webster
In 2008, Putin’s message was, ‘We aren’t like a Central Asian republic, we aren’t going to build a personalistic regime, we will have institutions.’ This is all abolished now. The very idea of a governing party and party career, as you have in China, that didn’t work.
Ivan Krastev
But in Republics there is a stronger vitality, a fiercer hatred, a keener thirst for revenge. The memory of their former freedom will not let them rest; so that the safest course is either to destroy them, or to go and live in them.
Niccolo Machiavelli
It’s not just that there’s no other spokesperson for the executive seat of power in a democratic republic anywhere in the world where you see that type of lying. It’s that there’s never been a spokesman for the executive seat in power who is such a prolific liar as Sarah Sanders.
Steve Schmidt
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
Johan Huizinga
It was an overwhelming moment to perform in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Dia Mirza and I were the celebrity ambassadors for India International Snow Leopard Conservation Forum. I even met the Russian president; all of us pledged to save snow leopards and other endangered species.
Jubin Nautiyal
Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights.
Walter Ulbricht
[the framers of the Constitution] intended our government should be a republic, which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy from a despotism.
Fisher Ames
Donald Trump is many things – a tantrum-throwing man-child and a wannabe strongman pining for his very own banana republic among them – but perhaps most of all he is a giant, melon-colored distraction from what is happening to our country under his watch.
Joy Reid
Let new India arise out of peasants’ cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.
Swami Vivekananda
I’m a Slovak. And when I was growing up, I believed that I was Czechoslovakian because of what Russia did. They came in and took two separate countries – Slovakia and the Czech Republic – put them together as one.
Jesse Ventura
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I am a former sabre fencer and fenced as part of the Uzbek republic team.
Alisher Usmanov
By the late 1970s, repression and economic chaos were causing increasing unrest throughout Latin America. Army strongmen were forced to cede power in Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Stephen Kinzer
The Congo is really beautiful. People correct me and say, “Oh, you mean the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Well, fine. But, the land there, the landscape is extraordinary. It’s big lakes and beautiful hills and trees.
Alice Walker
One of the matters that must be addressed is that Rwanda and Uganda have to leave the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We’re also supporting processes to ensure that the political dialogue among the Congolese themselves takes place so that the people there can decide their future.
Thabo Mbeki
In ‘The Republic’ he [Plato] states that the enjoyment of food is not a true pleasure because the purpose of eating is to relieve pain – hunger.
Mark Kurlansky
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Nancy Mitford
Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
Robert Novak
A government of laws, and not of men.
John Adams
What we need is a system of thought – you might even call it a religion – that can bind humans together. A system that would fit the Republic of Chad as well as the United States: a system that would supply our idealistic young people with something to believe in.
Abraham Maslow
The first conversation I ever had about the Internet was in 1993 with Robert Wright, who was then a colleague at the ‘New Republic.’
Jacob Weisberg
Free speech is one of the founding principles of our republic.
Andrew Rosenthal
In the Dominican Republic, my mom and I lived in this little tiny town called Cabarete, which is very poor.
Maika Monroe
I’ve won some awards. ‘Time’ magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I’ve got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn’t get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one.
Paul Watson
Korell is that frequent phenomenon in history : the republic whose ruler has every attribute of the absolute monarch but the name. It therefore enjoyed the usual despotism unrestrained even by those two moderating influences in the legitimate monarchies: regal “honor” and court etiquette.
Isaac Asimov
As far as I’m concerned, when the Queen, who we all love very much, is finished with her reign then Britain should go and stop being a banana republic as it is when we have the royal family and become a real republic.
Steve Hilton
Republics are brought to their ends by luxury; monarchies by poverty.
Baron de Montesquieu
I used to work for a management consulting company, so I dressed differently – business casual, probably a lot of things from Banana Republic. My wardrobe now is definitely more expensive, but I always dress for the occasion.
John Legend
The political form of a society wherein the proletariat is victorious in overthrowing the bourgeoisie will be a democratic republic.
Vladimir Lenin
The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke’s philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.
Robert Trout
In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
Gerry Adams
I have always reckoned the dignity of the republic of first importance and preferable to life.
Julius Caesar
I want you [Sarah Palin] to know you have my support. But please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down.
Glenn Beck
I have never injected myself or had anyone inject me with anything. I have not broken the laws of the United States or the laws of the Dominican Republic. I have been tested as recently as 2004, and I am clean.
Sammy Sosa
If I’d had a magic ejector seat when I went to Zaire, which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, I would have pressed it multiple times. I felt totally out of my depth. I had no money and there was precious little infrastructure so I had to barter to survive.
Jeremy Wade
The people run the country. So if people didn’t want you shooting in their neighborhood, there’s no authority that can tell them they have to. That’s why it’s called the People’s Republic of China.
James Lassiter
A nation’ s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
Indira Gandhi
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
John Adams
My fate is to be President of the Republic – or leader of the opposition.
Georges Pompidou
In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
Emile M. Cioran
The health of our republic depends on shared principles like the First Amendment, but it is also built on the Teddy Roosevelt-like vigor of its citizens and local self-reliance.
Ben Sasse
I’m with expanding in my culture, from the Dominican Republic all the way to Cape Verde. Please believe that.
Ray J
It’s precisely because America is not a democracy that we have survived! It’s precisely because majority rule does have checks and balances on it. It’s precisely because this is a representative republic that we have survived.
Rush Limbaugh
Indeed, it’s futile to try and use Holy Scripture to support any political position. I deeply distrust anyone who does. Just look at what an Islamic Republic is like.
Christopher Hitchens
In the Republic Plato presents a theory of personality. … He speaks of three faculties, the appetitive, the ambitious, and the rational. … The most dangerous faculty according to Plato is the appetitive for it bonds the soul to the senses and the realm of sense objects.
Thomas McEvilley
Years after my parents made the United States their home, I had the joy of traveling to the Dominican Republic with my kids. They saw where it all started and how their grandparents’ values survived and thrived in America.
Tom Perez
Making an Irishness to be proud of in a real Republic. It is the vision of a real Republic where life and language, where ideals and experience have the ring of authenticity which we need now as we go forward.
Michael D. Higgins
Hong Kong has a reputation for freedom in spite of the People’s Republic of China. It has a strong tradition of free speech.
Edward Snowden
In a republic there is no coercive force as in other governments, the laws must therefore endeavor to supply this defect.
Baron de Montesquieu
To the American people I bid a fond farewell. Guard your liberties. It is the trust of each generation to pass a free republic to the next. And if I know you right, you will rouse yourself from slumber to ensure exactly that.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
To decide once every few years which members of the ruling class is to repress and crush the people through parliament-this is the real essence of bourgeois parliamentarism, not only in parliamentary- constitutional monarchies, but also in the most democratic republics.
Vladimir Lenin
To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together.
Benjamin F. Wade
Be the compromise you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
The republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.
Giuseppe Mazzini
The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone.
Bill Alexander
Every time I’ve talked about the Republic of Gilead, I always say, ‘The still-fictional Republic of Gilead.’
Madeline Brewer
While wading through the whimsies, the puerilities, and unintelligible jargon of this work [Plato’s Republic], I laid it down often to ask myself how it could have been that the world should have so long consented to give reputation to such nonsense as this?
Thomas Jefferson
I’d always admired the intellectuals who had made the transition into politics – Mario Vargas Llosa in Peru, Vaclav Havel in the Czech Republic, Carlos Fuentes in Mexico – but I knew that many of them had failed, and in any event, I wasn’t exactly in their league.
Michael Ignatieff
We are not a failed Arab republic, so we should not fear Arab Spring. We should embrace Arab Spring. That’s what I hope Saudi Arabia will do.
Jamal Khashoggi
The Constitution is the bedrock of all our freedoms; guard and cherish it; keep honor and order in your own house; and the republic will endure.
Gerald R. Ford
The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
Mercy Otis Warren
The most ethical administration in the history of the Republic.
William J. Clinton
Corruption could lead to the collapse of the Party [Communist Party of China] and the downfall of the state [People’s Republic of China].
Xi Jinping
I am a very big fan of the nation, actually. In Cicero’s time, there was this idea that although we were members of the whole world of human beings, we also needed to connect our imaginations to a smaller unit. The smaller unit was something we knew we could live or die for, as Cicero died for the Roman republic.
Martha C. Nussbaum
I came to realize that one single human being, comprehended in his depth, who gives generously from the treasures of his heart, bestows on us more riches than Caesar or Alexander could ever conquer. Here is our kingdom, the best of monarchies, the best republic. Here is our garden, our happiness.
Ernst Junger
I do not consider the Lisbon Treaty to be a good thing for Europe, for the freedom of Europe, or for the Czech Republic.
Vaclav Klaus
We have a President, perhaps for the very first time since the founding of our republic, who doesn’t appear to believe that America is the greatest earthly force for good the world has ever known.
Sarah Palin
There is a peculiar contradiction in trying to be a member of a republic while believing that the universe is a monarchy.
Alan Watts
I began my journalistic career on the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in. That’s the day I showed up for work at ‘The New Republic’ magazine.
Charles Krauthammer
We ought to deploy a missile defense shield to the Czech Republic and Poland, which Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama pulled back on out of not wanting to offend the Russians back in 2009.
Mike Pence
MULTITUDE, n. A crowd; the source of political wisdom and virtue. In a republic, the object of the statesman’s adoration.
Ambrose Bierce
Is it not a noble farce, wherein kings, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the whole vast universe serves for a theatre?
Michel de Montaigne
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
The German Reich is a Republic, and whoever doesn’t believe it gets one in the neck.
Alfred Doblin
Dan, I’m not a Republic serial villain. Do you seriously think I’d explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago.
Alan Moore
In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made.
Sean Brady
As the observance of divine institutions is the cause of the greatness of republics, so the disregard of them produces their ruin; for where the fear of God is wanting, there the country will come to ruin, unless it be sustained the fear of the prince, which temporarily supply the want of religion.
Niccolo Machiavelli
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
Niccolo Machiavelli
In the United States of North America, every independent movement of the workers was paralysed so long as slavery disfigured a part of the Republic. Labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded.
Karl Marx
Look at the orators in our republics; as long as they are poor, both state and people can only praise their uprightness; but once they are fattened on the public funds, they conceive a hatred for justice, plan intrigues against the people and attack the democracy.
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy.
Gerald R. Ford
As the world’s finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed.
William Greider
Look at the Weimar Republic and their hyperinflation in the early ’20s. It didn’t happen overnight. I’ve used the analogy, it’s a lot like soybeans: you plant ’em, you wait. Conditions take some time. You need some sun; you need some water, but ultimately things start to grow, and are we in that phase or not?
Rick Santelli
We need a strong police force – the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.
Akhmad Kadyrov
My favorite movie to watch on Republic Day would be ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ or ‘Rang De Basanti.’
Jubin Nautiyal
The mobs of the great cities add just so much to the support of pure government as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.
Thomas Jefferson
The breakup of the Soviet Union is a national tragedy on an enormous scale only the elites and nationalists of the republics gained.
Vladimir Putin
We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny.
Barbara Jordan
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I learned to play (baseball) on the streets in the Dominican Republic when I was 8 yrs old.
Albert Pujols
The current constitutional law places the president of the republic in an embarrassing situation.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos
While looking up news from the North Caucasus on Twitter, I was linked to the sanguinely titled ‘Seven Wonders of Chechnya Tour’ on the website of Chechnya Travel, the postwar republic’s first tourism outfit, founded in 2012.
Anthony Marra
Ever since Germany was able to regain its unity, it is in an even stronger position to give its contribution to upholding this order to which we feel committed and for which particularly people in the German Democratic Republic stood out there on the streets to keep this up, to maintain this order.
Angela Merkel
The confidence and respect shown by my countrymen in calling me to be the Chief Magistrate of a Republic holding a high rank among the nations of the earth have inspired me with feelings of the most profound gratitude.
Zachary Taylor
The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone, with rival armed bands burning villages, kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
Nicholas Kristof
The Soviet Union was designed for Muscovite rule, not for division into independent republics. Yet the latter is exactly what happened in 1991 – and the Kremlin has never accepted it.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
In the years since then, those four freedoms – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear – have stood as a summary of our aspirations for the American Republic and for the world.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we’re in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
Claudio Reyna
As a president I will be like the candidate that I am, a respectful candidate, a rallying candidate, a normal candidate for a normal presidency, at the service of the Republic.
Francois Hollande
If there ever is to be a republic of every village in India, then I claim verity for my picture in which the last is equal to the first or, in other words, no one is to be the first and none the last.
Mahatma Gandhi
The American ‘unum’ has been lost since the Sixties. If this continues, there will soon be no unifying American identity and vision to balance the ‘pluribus,’ and the days of the Republic will be numbered.
Os Guinness
In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws.
Emil Cioran
Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic.
Robert Novak
It is the common wish of the people that the autocratic rule of the Manchu government be overthrown, that the Republic of China be strengthened, and that people’s livelihood and welfare be pursued.
Sun Yat-sen
My mother comes from the Dominican Republic, so I have the Latin side in me, and I grew up with Gypsies. But I like any kind of music as long as it’s good music.
Cyrille Aimee
We need to get back into grappling with people we disagree with if we want to restore the Republic.
Naomi Wolf
You don’t get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don’t give the outgoing regime – which has been practicing dictatorship, is an authoritarian system, it’s a bunch of military people – the task of changing Egypt into a second republic, a new Egypt with democracy, freedom, rights, etc.
Mohamed ElBaradei
It is of great importance in a republic, not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers; but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part.
James Madison
I may die, but the Republic of 1916 will never die. Onward to the Republic and liberation of our people.
Bobby Sands
Before the military coup in Chile, we had the idea that military coups happen in Banana Republics, somewhere in Central America. It would never happen in Chile. Chile was such a solid democracy. And when it happened, it had brutal characteristics.
Isabel Allende
The Czech Republic, severed from its old Slovak half, sits in apparent landlocked contentment, inside the European Union but outside the troubled Euro Zone, set into the new Continental mosaic like one of the small sturdy paving stones, just a few inches square, that form the sidewalks under the visitor’s ambling feet.
Thomas Mallon
The republic stands for truth and honour. For all that is noblest in our race. By truth and honour, principle and sacrifice alone will Ireland be free.
Liam Mellows
When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The allegiance of the citizen, in the only sense in which the word can be tolerated in a republic, is due to the law. What idea other men may have of a law higher than the supreme law, I know not. Like the notion of the Stoics concerning Fate, it is perfectly incomprehensible.
James L. Petigru
Five to 10 years from now, if not sooner, the vast majority of ‘The New Republic’ readers are likely to be reading it on a tablet.
Chris Hughes
Banana Republic stands for casual sportswear, relaxed outdoor clothing with some elements of adventure and travel. The clothes are more about style, value, and taste than they are about fashion.
Robert J. Fisher
We had a poster of the Davis Cup in 1986. It was in Prague, the Czech Republic against Sweden, and we went to watch, so I got the poster. You couldn’t get all the posters. You were lucky if you got one.
Martina Hingis
“What greater gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
That’s the issue that I’ve been exploring: How did the Republic turn into the Empire? That’s paralleled with: How did Anakin turn into Darth Vader? How does a good person go bad, and how does a democracy become a dictatorship? It isn’t that the Empire conquered the Republic, it’s that the Empire is the Republic.
George Lucas
A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law.
Thomas Jefferson
I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.
Smedley Butler
If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic.
Nicholas D. Kristof
In the laboratory there are no fustian ranks, no brummagem aristocracies; the domain of Science is a republic, and all its citizens are brothers and equals, its princes of Monaco and its stonemasons of Cromarty meeting, barren of man-made gauds and meretricious decorations, upon the one majestic level!
Mark Twain
Fans love Sosa for his exuberance, for the kisses he blows to his mother, wife and four children. He is Slammin’ Sammy, a fairy-tale figure rising from poverty in the Dominican Republic to the 55th floor above Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.
Bill Dedman
The Republic doesn’t exist out here. We must survive on our own.
Shmi Skywalker
I think it’s inevitable that New Zealand will become a republic and that would reflect the reality that New Zealand is a totally sovereign-independent 21st century nation 12,000 miles from the United Kingdom.
Helen Clark
We should stop going around babbling about how we’re the greatest democracy on earth, when we’re not even a democracy. We are a sort of militarised republic.
Gore Vidal
The Senate was an odd compromise between the founders and the early leaders of the republic who wanted a single house which was based on popular sovereignty representing the people and those founders who wanted two houses, the upper house, the Senate, being the more aristocratic.
George Packer
Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it.
Steve King
My grandmother was this amazing woman in the Dominican Republic who used to read tea leaves and palms. She would cure people in her neighborhood by going into her garden, plucking a couple of leaves, and brewing teas.
Selenis Leyva
The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes.
Ali Khamenei
America’s grand strategy did not come from nowhere. It followed from our deeper conception of ourselves, and our American identity. Who are we, Americans? What is our nation? We are not an ethnostate with identity rooted in shared blood. The option of a white man’s republic ended at Appomattox.
Daniel Fried
If Northern Ireland is in one customs regime and the Republic of Ireland is in another, why won’t a customs border be necessary, just as happens with every other land border of this type?
David Gauke
This is the voice of Vietnam Broadcasting from Hanoi, capitol of the Democratic republic of Vietnam.
Hanoi Hannah
We cannot and we will not negotiate with terrorists. We have nothing but contempt for them. To conciliate differences with these people without them changing their objectives is to condemn our Republic to ultimate strangulation and death.
Ferdinand Marcos
Consequently, if the republic is the weal of the people, and there is no people if it be not associated by a common acknowledgment of right, and if there is no right where there is no justice, then most certainly it follows that there is no republic where there is no justice.
Saint Augustine
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
James Russell Lowell
The U.S. has many vulnerable targets around Iran, and its bases are within the range of the Guards’ missiles. We have other capabilities as well, particularly when it comes to the support of Muslims for the Islamic republic.
John C. Stennis
Mr. Speaker, in seeking to return to the United Nations, the Republic of China on Taiwan will once again ask diplomatic allies to present its case before the United Nations this fall.
Nick Lampson
The nonconformist and the rebel say all manner of unanswerable things against the existing republic, but discover to our sense no plan of house or state of their own.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That Plato’s Republic should have been admired, on its political side, by decent people, is perhaps the most astonishing example of literary snobbery in all history.
Bertrand Russell
The question of how to structure our nation’s financial system arose in the early years of the republic.
Jerome Powell
Let us pray for peace in Africa, especially in the Central African Republic and in South Sudan.
Pope Francis
Consider: if you incorporate those tropical countries with the Republic of the United States, you will have to incorporate their people too.
Carl Schurz
Though I admire republican principles in theory, yet I am afraid the practice may be too perfect for human nature. We tried a republic last century, and it failed. Let our enemies try next. I hate political experiments.
Robert Walpole
It should therefore be difficult in a republic to declare war; but not to make peace.
Joseph Story
I like Armani Exchange, Guess, Rock & Republic. There’s a lot of places. I’m not too picky. I like to be trendy, and I like to look good.
Michael Sorrentino
If we don’t get our relationship with the emerging People’s Republic of China right, that is something that could lead to global catastrophe.
Michael Hayden
But the Committee for Industrial Organizations is here. It is now henceforth a definite instrumentality, destined greatly to influence the lives of our people and the internal and external course of the republic.
John L. Lewis
We need to discuss the basis of a new form of trust built on a meaningful form of citizenship appropriate for a republic.
Michael D. Higgins
Inequality was written into the creation of the American Republic when our Founding Fathers denied voting rights to women.
Stephanie Coontz
Haiti is unique – the first successful slave revolt in history, the first black republic etc., and then when you get into the culture, the voodoo, and that wonderful synchretization of Christian and African belief and symbology, it’s like nothing the world has ever seen.
Ben Fountain
Republics, like individuals, who are benefited by personal sacrifices, are proverbially ungrateful.
Epes Sargent
Critics are a kind of freebooters in the republic of letters–who, like deer, goats and divers other graminivorous animals, gain subsistence by gorging upon buds and leaves of the young shrubs of the forest, thereby robbing them of their verdure, and retarding their progress to maturity.
Washington Irving
We must work harder to lessen inequalities. Only by doing so can we speak with credibility and moral authority to other countries and the People’s Republic of China.
Sherrod Brown
Czech Republics worst pick up line: What’s a nice place like this doing around a women like you?
Franz Wisner
As all those have shown who have discussed civil institutions, and as every history is full of examples, it is necessary to whoever arranges to found a Republic and establish laws in it, to presuppose that all men are bad and that they will use their malignity of mind every time they have the opportunity.
Niccolo Machiavelli
The integrity of our government, our Republic, fundamentally relies on the principle that no person, not even the president or the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, is above our laws.
Paul Gosar
I want to see my kids grow up in a world that I grew up in, which was it had imagination and it had hope. And all of a sudden, I see that being dissolved, and I see, as a country, as a people, we are a republic. We are a democracy.
Craig T. Nelson
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics.
John Adams
The Republic-of-China – back in the Olympic Games for the first time
David Coleman
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Nancy Mitford
Honduras was the original ‘banana republic,’ and its poverty remains extreme.
Elliott Abrams
I would like to tell you as the president of the republic, I am not embarrassed to listen to the Youth of my country and to respond to them.
Hosni Mubarak
I have been obsessed with the local cultures during my previous trips to the likes of Korea Republic, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Chinese Hong Kong and Macau.
Nicolas Anelka
We must smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic or perish with it; now in this situation, the first maxim of your policy ought to be to lead the people by reason and the people’s enemies by terror.
Maximilien Robespierre
Every citizen of the republic ought to consider himself an unofficial policeman, and keep unsalaried watch and ward over the laws and their execution.
Mark Twain
The causes which destroyed the ancient republics were numerous; but in Rome, one principal cause was the vast inequality of fortunes.
Noah Webster
I grew up a big baseball fan. I thought I knew a lot about the game, but I didn’t realise that all these American Major League Baseball teams have their own private academies in the Dominican Republic to find good players and bring them over to make money for their teams.
Ryan Fleck
The principal of unity and indivisibility of the republic are the essential reference points.
Giorgio Napolitano
A republic is not an easy form of government to live under, and when the responsibility of citizenship is evaded, democracy decays and authoritarianism takes over.
Earl Warren
We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.
Ambrose Bierce
Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.
Allen West
You get one chance to do something about native title. You get perhaps one chance in your life to do something about a republic. You get one chance, your chance, to build a piece of the political architecture in the Pacific. I wasn’t going to give those up.
Paul Keating
For the first time since 1979, we are talking to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Obama says talking to him is probably pointless, but it’s a hell of a relief from Mitch McConnell.
Bill Maher
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru
The founding fathers, in their wisdom, devised a method by which our republic can take one hundred of its most prominent numbskulls and keep them out of the private sector where they might do actual harm.
P. J. O’Rourke
I’ve lived in Paris. I’ve lived in the Slovak Republic. I’ve spent extensive time in England, and I’ve traveled all over Europe.
Romany Malco
After many unhappy experiments in the direction of an ideal Republic, it was found that what may be described as a Despotism tempered by Dynamite provides, on the whole, the most satisfactory description of ruler – an autocrat who dares not abuse his autocratic power.
W. S. Gilbert
In the younger days of the Republic there lived in the county of – two men, who were admitted on all hands to be the very best men In the county; which, in the Georgia vocabulary, means they could flog any other two men in the county.
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
The best way to help the Latino community is to give back. I love giving back; I’m quiet about God and what I do, but we do a lot in the Dominican Republic.
Daddy Yankee
Long live the Republic, long live France.
Marine Le Pen
I finally returned to Iran in 1979, when I got my degree in English and American literature, and stayed for 18 years in the Islamic republic.
Azar Nafisi
I certainly hoped that in the Eastern part of Germany, what was just beginning to be called the German Democratic Republic, you would develop a system of socialism with freedom and democracy.
Stefan Heym
Unlike other countries, it was founded on written proclamations. America is an ideal as well as a republic. Its documents are open to revisions. They’re works in progress. There’s an invitation to participate.
Christopher Hitchens
I am an abolitionist. What does this mean? Abolitionist resistance and resilience draws from a legacy of black-led anti-colonial struggle in the United States and throughout the Americas, including places like Haiti, the first black republic founded on the principles of anti-colonialism and black liberation.
Patrisse Cullors
I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war.
Aslan Maskhadov
Most of the time when people work with an artist, they don’t give them what they need for the future, they give them what their last album sounded like. So it’s like, ‘Oh, One Republic needs a song, why don’t we send them 10 that sound like ‘Apologize?’
Benny Blanco
A republic may be called the climate of civilization.
Victor Hugo
In Plato’s republic, poets were considered subversive, a danger to the republic. I kind of relish that role. So I see my present role as a gadfly, to use my soapbox to promote my various ideas and obsesions.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
Mark Twain
Banana republics are run on cronyism.
Ratan Tata
While the Republic has already acquired a history world-wide, America is still unsettled and unexplored. Like the English in New Holland, we live only on the shores of a continent even yet, and hardly know where the rivers come from which float our navy.
Henry David Thoreau
But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
Herbert Spencer
Ip Man was an extraordinary man who lived during extraordinary times. He was born to a rich family when the country was still a monarchy and lived through various civil wars, revolutions, the Japanese invasion, and the establishment of the Republic.
Wong Kar-wai
I can’t be calm when I drive through sections of Atlanta that look more like Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, than America.
Cynthia McKinney
It might interest you that just as the U.S. was ramping up its involvement in Vietnam, LBJ launched an illegal invasion of the Dominican Republic (April 28, 1965). (Santo Domingo was Iraq before Iraq was Iraq.)
Junot Diaz
But I confess that “my mind to me a kingdom is” – not! Rather it is a fantastical republic, daily troubled by more revolutions than ever occurred in South America.
Lafcadio Hearn
When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever.
Robert Toombs
For my first three books the setting (or place if you will) has always been a given – N.J. and the Dominican Republic and some N.Y.C. – so from one perspective you could say that the place in my work always comes first.
Junot Diaz
Large republics seem to be essentially and inherently aggressive.
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
We hope never to live in a Republic where one section is pinned to the other section by bayonets.
Horace Greeley
India has no dearth of brave young men and women and if they get the opportunity and help then we can compete with other nations in space exploration and one of them will fulfil her dreams.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The rule of law is a republic. The rule of one person is a monarchy.
Lee Zeldin
Joseph Kony is hiding somewhere in the Central African Republic. He is no longer a threat. We have already punished him. We provide our own safety.
Yoweri Museveni
The Islamic Republic is proud to be the target of the rage of the world’s greatest Satan.
Ali Khamenei
Witnessing Panama’s overnight transition from banana republic to middle-class retirement haven is like watching the Univision version of Extreme Makeover: it feels so tacky but you can’t change channels because you just have to find out what happens next.
Andrew Evans
Democracy, Republic: What do these words signify? What have they changed in the world? Have men become better, more loyal, kinder? Are the people happier? All goes on as before, as always. Illusions, illusions.
Haile Selassie
The United States is a constitutional republic, and the Founding Fathers fought to ensure that the mob couldn’t undermine it.
Kayleigh McEnany
No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
Alexander Fraser Tytler
No class or group or party in Germany could escape its share of responsibility for the abandonment of the democratic Republic and the advent of Adolf Hitler. The cardinal error of the Germans who opposed Nazism was their failure to unite against it.
William L. Shirer
I incline to an aristocratic republic. This would satisfy the ambitious spirit among our people. We shall learn from the historic mistakes of others in the same way as we learn from our own; for we are a modern nation and wish to be the most modern in the world.
Theodor Herzl
Our founding fathers recognized that morality was the foundation of a successful republic.
William Barr
The Spain of today looks at the Second Republic with great appreciation and above all with satisfaction and pride for what we have been able to do in this constitutional age.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
The beginning of the decline of the Republic was the day they air-conditioned the Capitol.
Howard Baker
The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive Economic Zone.
Morgan Ortagus
The U.S. has taken an active role in wars from Libya to the Central African Republic, sent special ops forces into countries from Somalia to South Sudan, conducted airstrikes and abduction missions, even put boots on the ground in countries where it pledged it would not.
Nick Turse
It used to be the custom in this country that when you had made a career and were mature in judgment, you went to the Senate to give something back t the Republic. The idea that at age 25 you go out and buy a blow dryer and starting running for office is not what the founders had in mind
Gore Vidal
I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example. I thought that was intellectually hilarious. The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic… That to me was funny.
Christopher Meloni
Ours is a war not against a religion, not against the Muslim faith. But ours is a war against individuals who absolutely hate what America stands for, and hate the freedom of the Czech Republic. And therefore, we must work together to defend ourselves. And by remaining strong and united and tough, we’ll prevail.
George W. Bush
Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States – no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for their section of the Republic.
Robert Toombs
The anti-slavery party contend that slavery is wrong in itself, and the Government is a consolidated national democracy. We of the South contend that slavery is right, and that this is a confederate Republic of sovereign States.
Laurence M. Keitt
I would curse people who resort to coups against democracy, liberty, republic.
Fethullah Gulen
A nation can be one or the other, a democracy or an imperialist, but it can’t be both. If it sticks to imperialism, it will, like the old Roman Republic, on which so much of our system was modeled, like the old Roman Republic, it will lose its democracy to a domestic dictatorship.
Chalmers Johnson
Paraphrasing Plato’s Republic: “Only people who have allowed themselves to be reformed by reality have it in themselves to reform their polis for the better.”
Rebecca Goldstein
The Donetsk People’s Republic is the self-declared pro-Russian government that wants to break away from Ukraine.
Richard Engel
One of the greatest perils to an extensive republic is the disregard of individual rights.
Calvin Coolidge
I just have these terrible memories of our first European tour back in 2007. We had hired this van and tour service from the former Czech Republic called Fluff Wheels, and they sent us out with this 19-year-old vegan driver kid who had no money and refused to eat anything.
David Longstreth
If the popular thing to do is to say you have to ban flag burning, even if it ultimately means we’re compromising a core principle of who we are as a republic, I don’t think Donald Trump really thinks that that deeply into it.
Megyn Kelly
Republics come to an end by luxurious habits; monarchies by poverty.
Baron de Montesquieu
Living in the Islamic Republic is like having sex with someone you loathe.
Azar Nafisi
The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world-class academic abilities.
Colin Cowherd
Meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.
Robinson Jeffers
We now enter a new age of American history, and the question to be answered is this: Will we restore the republic our forefathers created, or will we allow it to be annihilated by those who hate America, its history, and all it stands for?
Augustus Sol Invictus
The American myth is of free will in its simple, primary sense. One can choose oneself and will oneself; and this absurdly optimistic assumption so dominates the republic that it has bred all its gross social injustices.
John Fowles
We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.
Theodore Roosevelt
It’s important to show that, while authorizing the demonstrations and promoting diversity of opinion, the Republic can’t allow itself to be undermined from within.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally.
Patrick Pearse
The Czech Republic is a dynamic United Nations Member State, active on the Human Rights Council, contributing to the peaceful settlement of disputes, and helping other countries to achieve a democratic transition.
Ban Ki-moon
A republic and a democracy are pretty much identical, pretty much on every level.
Rick Santelli
All of us are citizens in a republic much larger than the Republic of America. It is the Republic of Letters, a realm of the mind that extends everywhere, without police, national boundaries, or disciplinary frontiers.
Robert Darnton
As someone who grew up there, I say: The Chechen Republic must remain part of Russia. Everything else is negotiable.
Vladislav Surkov
If the Coastal Republic had believed in the existence of virtue, it could at least have aspired to hypocrisy.
Neal Stephenson
I cannot believe that a republic could subsist if the influence of the lawyers in public business did not increase in proportion to the power of the people.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Did John Brown fail? John Brown began the war that ended American slavery and made this a free Republic.
Frederick Douglass
Legislation for the Caribbean basin has led to more jobs in the Dominican Republic.
Elliott Abrams
Ulysses is the greatest anti-racist text in the English language, and it challenges right from the beginning the vicious racism which lies near the foundations of the Irish Free State and of the Irish republic.
Tom Paulin
The Republic of Technology where we will be living is a feedback world.
Daniel J. Boorstin
The city of Tehran is a very modern metropolis, and there’s an emphasis in the Islamic republic on science and advancement and technology.
Hooman Majd
Let’s be clear: There is no doubt that the citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea both fear and loathe the United States. Paranoia, resentment, and a crude anti-Americanism have been nurtured inside the Hermit Kingdom for decades.
Mehdi Hasan
The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will take care of themselves. Look after the courts of the poor, who stand most in need of justice. The security of the republic will be found in the treatment of the poor and the ignorant. In indifference to their misery and helplessness lies disaster.
Charles Evans Hughes
The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II.
John Ratcliffe
South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.
James L. Petigru
The Republic will destroy terrorism.
Francois Hollande
The Democratic Republic of Congo was the most unbelievable place I have ever seen. Now, I’m not normally a massive fan of landscapes, but the country was just so so stunning!
Stacey Dooley
We have to be thankful to the Czechs that they did their duty. The Czech Republic won, I can’t believe it. It was a huge party with all the people here.
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Ours is a representative republic with a Constitution in which is recognized the natural law and the natural rights of man. It is a republic with a spiritual foundation characterized by freedom – freedom for the individual and for his society.
Ezra Taft Benson
At twenty every one is republican.
Alphonse de Lamartine
A republic of this kind, able to withstand an external force, may support itself without any internal corruptions. The form of this society prevents all manner of inconveniences.
Alexander Hamilton
From 1911 to 1928, the country was officially called Republic of China, but in reality, it was actually split between different warlords. It was one of the liveliest periods in Chinese history. It is therefore quite theatrical, and it is good for making films.
Jiang Wen
This liberal progressive agenda… is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic.
Allen West
We demand in the Reconstruction suffrage for all the citizens of the Republic. I would not talk of Negroes or women, but of citizens.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The appeal of reading, she thought, lay in its indifference: there was something undeferring about literature. Books did not care who was reading them or whether one read them or not. All readers were equal, herself included. Literature, she thought, is a commonwealth; letters a republic.
Alan Bennett
World War II made prosperous the United States, which had been undergoing a depression for a dozen years, and made very rich those magnates and their managers who govern the republic – with many a wink – in the people’s name.
Gore Vidal
I will be the personal bodyguard for every investment in my city. If Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary can transform, then so can Ukraine.
Vitali Klitschko
A Republic is its people.
Ram Nath Kovind
The only foundation for useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion.
Thomas Jefferson
Francois Hollande is the president of the republic, he must be respected. I want to wish him good luck in the midst of these tests.
Nicolas Sarkozy
My duty to the army and to the republic whose battles we were waging forbade me assuming a position of seeming hostility to any portion of the brave men under my command.
Zachary Taylor
The political power of the Country must fall eventually into the hands of certain great families as it always has done in other republics.
James L. Petigru
If we want the Republic to be solid, we must first build its foundation. We need not look abroad for this foundation; we should seek it in the hearts of all the people of the nation.
Sun Yat-sen
I represent New York, I represent the Bronx, I represent the Dominican Republic. And I always have that in mind with everything that I do.
Prince Royce
I have lived in countries that were coming out of conflict: Ireland, South Africa, the Czech republic. People there are overflowing with energy.
Brian Eno
What has become clear to many Americans is that the electoral system is bankrupt. As the political process becomes more privatized, outsourced, and overrun with money from corporations and billionaires, a wounded republic is on its death bed, gasping for life.
Henry Giroux
What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws.
Alexander Hamilton
American poetry has been part of a culture in conflict….We are a people tending toward democracy at the level of hope; at another level, the economy of the nation, the empire of business within the republic, both include in their basic premise the idea of perpetual warfare
Muriel Rukeyser
Let’s allow Poland and the Czech Republic to have that missile shield that they were entitled to by joining NATO. I think that’s the right strategic response to Russian aggression.
Mike Pence
Democracy, republics: What do these words signify?
Haile Selassie
History teaches us that the capacity of things to get worse is limitless. Roman history suggests that the short, happy life of the American republic may be coming to its end… the US will probably maintain a facade of constitutional government and drift along until financial bankruptcy overtakes it.
Chalmers Johnson
Revolution? Unscrew the flag-staff, wrap the bunting in the oil covers, and put the thing in the clothes-chest. Let the old lady bring you your house-slippers and untie your fiery red necktie. You always make revolutions with your mugs, your republic–nothing but an industrial accident.
Alfred Doblin
When I was living in the Dominican Republic, the local kids became a part of my family.
Maika Monroe
In a representative republic, the education of our children must be of the utmost importance!
James Monroe
The American Republic and American business are Siamese twins; they came out of the same womb at the same time; they are born in the same principles and when American business dies, the American Republic will die, and when the American Republic dies, American business will die.
Josiah Bailey
Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.
Chiang Kai-shek
Republic of the West, Enlightened, free, sublime, Unquestionably best Production of our time.
James Kenneth Stephen
We should not allow our republic, which was established with our sacrifice, to disintegrate. This would amount to disrespect for the heroes who sacrificed everything for the Republic of Indonesia.
You’re a sovereign as a citizen. If you’re not involved in your government, you’re not doing your job. In the long run that’s very bad for the Republic.
Michael Novak
It is our sacred duty to transmit unimpaired to our posterity the blessings of liberty which were bequeathed to us by the founders of the Republic.
Andrew Johnson
The instruction furnished is not good enough for the youth of such a country … There is not even any systematic instruction given on political morals: an enormous deficiency in a republic.
Harriet Martineau
Pay 2 Play vividly tells the story of the threat posed to our political process by big money interests and what we can do to fight back to defend our Republic. This is a must-see movie for anyone who cares about the cause of democracy and the promise of political equality for all.
John Bonifaz
The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times.
John Lothrop Motley
There is nothing I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our constitution.
John Adams
Every Indian wants a strong and independent judiciary. Obviously if the courts get weakened, it weakens the republic and harms every citizen.
Prashant Bhushan
Without a policy restricting immigration, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to fight against communalism and the rise of ways of life at odds with laicite – France’s distinctive form of secularism – and other laws and values of the French Republic.
Marine Le Pen
You making haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains: shine, perishing republic.
Robinson Jeffers
An armed and trained militia is the firmest bulwark of republics – that without standing armies their liberty can never be in danger, nor with large ones safe.
James Madison
In a banana republic, one might slip on a banana peel but things do work – now and then for the people, albeit inefficiently and unreliably.
George Ayittey
Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling.
John Wayne
I am dying not just to attempt to end the barbarity of H-blocks or to gain the rightful recognition of political prisoners, but primarily because what is lost here is lost for the Republic.
Bobby Sands
The United States will not tolerate the P.R.C.’s (People’s Republic of China) violations of our sovereignty and intimidation of our people, just as we have not tolerated the P.R.C.’s unfair trade practices, theft of American jobs and other egregious behavior.
Morgan Ortagus
If ‘Mystery Train’ is my Nixon book and ‘Lipstick Traces’ my Reagan book, ‘Invisible Republic’ is my Bill Clinton book. I really liked Clinton. He made me proud to be part of this country again. For all of his failings, the way he put all that he’d done in jeopardy, I supported him from beginning to end.
Greil Marcus
I believe in a Republic of Merit in which water is allowed to find its own level, where voters, like drivers, are tested before being turned loose.
Florence King
Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
Angela Merkel
Republics, one after another . . . have perished from a want of intelligence and virtue in the masses of the people. . . .
Horace Mann
A republic – if you can keep it – is about limitation, and for good reason, because we are mortal and our actions are imperfect.
Mike Pence
We are technologically ahead of Russia and China. We can develop a nuclear shield for the United States, for Poland, and for the Czech Republic. Russia is deadly frightened of that. They have been trying to get us to give that up for 20 years since [Ronald] Reagan.
Rudy Giuliani
I would like to stress here that a lasting peace in the Chechen republic and so-called peace talks with the bandits are not the same thing, and I would ask everyone to make no mistake about that.
Boris Yeltsin
We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she’s carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.
Melinda Gates
Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics
Robert Green Ingersoll
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony
On Veterans Day, I can’t help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn’t been in America long, but they were already so grateful for its opportunities that they were eager to serve.
Tom Perez
I got to go to Ghana, Africa and I got to go to the Dominican Republic. You know, just across the world and see their response to my music.
While I was at Microsoft, the annual revenues grew larger than the GDP of the Republic of Ghana.
Patrick Awuah, Jr.
The Senator from Wisconsin cannot frighten me by exclaiming, My country, right or wrong. In one sense I say so too. My country; and my country is the great American Republic. My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
Carl Schurz
This was a “bad” example for U.S. slaves. Haiti was subjected to an embargo from the United States, which, along with many other countries, refused to recognize this new republic.
Edwidge Danticat
This country, the Republic of Indonesia, does not belong to any group, nor to any religion, nor to any ethnic group, nor to any group with customs and traditions, but the property of all of us from Sabang to Merauke!
I can’t quite remember the exact moment when I became obsessed with writing a play about the seemingly endless war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but I knew that I wanted to somehow tell the stories of the Congolese women caught in the cross-fire.
Lynn Nottage
When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger.
Rick Perlstein
He pauses when he finishes undoing the last button, then closes his eyes. I can see the pain slashed across his face, and the sight tears at me. The Republic’s most wanted criminal is just a boy, sitting before me, suddenly vulnerable, laying all his weaknesses out for me to see.
Marie Lu
Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together.
Joseph Pulitzer
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.
Alexis de Tocqueville
An election is a collective call to wisdom and a collective call to action. It represents a renewal and a recommitment to the goals and hopes of a shared and egalitarian society. It represents the diverse and yet singular urges of the people and the Republic of India. This makes the very act of voting a sacred act.
Ram Nath Kovind
Teachings and ideologies subversive to the fundamental principles of this great Republic, which are contrary to the Constitution of the United States, or which are detrimental to the progress of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be condemned, whether advocated by Republicans or Democrats.
David O. McKay
In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have to respect the Turkish Republic’s laws
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Our Founding Fathers who created this republic did not believe in democracy. When did we come to worship this idol?
Pat Buchanan
The Republic of Texas is no more.
Anson Jones
And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic.
John A. Logan
If the States were not left to leave the Union when their rights were interfered with, the government would have been National, but the Convention refused to baptize it by that name.
Daniel Webster
Civility isn’t just some optional value in a multicultural, multistate democratic republic. Civility is the key to civilization.
Van Jones
Despite my best efforts, word that an American tourist was in town quickly made its way around Grozny. That I had come to Chechnya not for business or NGO work, but to see the sites and meet the people, was notable enough to be broadcast throughout the republic.
Anthony Marra
In the Roman commonwealth, even on the conversion of the monarchy into a republic, the old was as far as possible retained.
Theodor Mommsen
It is a reality attested by all history that if a republic assumes imperial functions it will not remain a republic.
Felix Morley
Liberals never, ever drop a heinous idea; they just change the name. Abortion becomes choice, communist becomes progressive, communist dictatorship becomes people’s democratic republic and Nikita Khrushchev becomes Barack Obama.
Ann Coulter
I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me.
Camille Claudel
The earlier days of the republic went into the acquisition of money and the provision for material things is now finding an outlet in the espousal of art. Now America has the leisure and the culture to foster beauty.
Fritz Kreisler
If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic.
Nicholas Kristof
Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
Baron de Montesquieu
Law And Freedom without Violence (Anarchy) Law And Violence without Freedom (Despotism) Violence without Freedom And Law (Barbarism) Violence with Freedom And Law (Republic)
Immanuel Kant
I pledged California to a Northern Republic and to a flag that should have no treacherous threads of cotton in its warp, and the audience came down in thunder.
Thomas Starr King
Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.
Benjamin Franklin
We can never completely fulfill the promise of this treasured republic if we are blinded by color.
Tom Brokaw
How great an evil do you see that may have been announced by you against the Republic? – Videtis quantum scelus contra rem publicam vobis nuntiatum sit?
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There’s a big difference in a representative republic and a democracy. We do not have a democracy in America.
Rush Limbaugh
Rebellion against a king may be pardoned, or lightly punished, but the man who dares to rebel against the laws of a republic ought to suffer death.
Samuel Adams
The People’s Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.
Barbara Amiel
Haiti was a French colony, but in 1804, the slaves rose up and defeated the French and formed the Republic. For the last 200 years, Haiti has had a very unfortunate history.
Thabo Mbeki
Turkey is immersed in a profound social and political conflict between secularists, who have been in power since the republic was founded, and an insurgent Islamic-based movement that seeks to increase the role of religion in public life.
Stephen Kinzer
A republic has been established, and our compatriots in Mongolia, Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang, who have always been a part of China, are all now Chinese citizens who are masters of their country.
Sun Yat-sen
The rapid rise of the People’s Republic of China as a military and economic power is challenging the status quo.
Dan Quayle
Surrounded by military airplanes and warships from the world’s most civilized and developed nations, we have been denied permission by friendly governments, for reasons of security, to land anywhere, but in the tiny, and still neutral, Republic of Djibouti.
Thor Heyerdahl
In the fall of 1963, in Leningrad, in what was then the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the young poet Dmitry Bobyshev stole the young poet Joseph Brodsky’s girlfriend.
Keith Gessen
I’m a citizen of the republic of empathy.
Sam Lipsyte
I’m a true reactionary. Like all patricians, I’d like to restore the original republic, which we lost 40 years ago when Harry Truman imposed the national security state on us, which has kept us at war, hot or cold, for almost half a century, and it’s got us $4 trillion into debt.
Gore Vidal
If the Czar will not accord our people these desired liberties, then a revolution will bring about a republic which will assure us our rights.
Jacob Schiff
It is a great honor for me to be able to team up with the Jr. NBA to help continue develop basketball talent in my native Dominican Republic.
Al Horford
Let it be said: Loyalty to the New World Order is disloyalty to the
Pat Buchanan
Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
Albert Camus
This aggression will not stand. With these words, George Bush committed the United States to the liberation of the oil-rich Kingdom of Kuwait, after it had been occupied by the Republic of Iraq in August of 1990.
George H. W. Bush
The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter,to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens and greater sphere of country over which the latter may be extended.
James Madison
I have established the republic. But today it is not clear whether the form of government is a republic, a dictatorship, or personal rule.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
We have retained the forms and phrases of a republic, but in reality we are living under an oligarchy, not of courtesan, but of bureaucrats.
Frank Chodorov
If the equality of individuals and the dignity of man be myths, they are myths to which the republic is committed.
Howard Mumford Jones
The Dominican Republic is my holy land, my Mecca.
Raquel Cepeda
The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.
Benjamin Rush
Faust complained about having two souls in his breast, but I harbor a whole crowd of them and they quarrel. It is like being in a republic.
Otto von Bismarck
The Republic will not be destroyed by terrorism.
Francois Hollande
The problem is, you have to look at Afghanistan also in a global context where we’ve canceled basically our missile defense system undercutting the Czech Republic in Poland. We’ve I think not dealt with Iran with the kind of resolve that would show that we understand the nature of that threat.
Rahm Emanuel
We must not allow the liberals to move us away from the conservative values of the American past which sustain our present and shall secure our future. As for me and my family, we will serve God, we will serve this constitutional republic, we will serve America.
Allen West
When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.
Thomas Jefferson
A republic cannot succeed, till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honour.
Charles Darwin
There are people working their butts off trying to save our republic and save democracy from the likes of powerful people in the Democrat Party who want to take this country and turn it into a personal little playground for their own private gain.
Rush Limbaugh
It doesn’t matter who you are. It can happen to anybody. We have Kenyan, Dominican Republic and even Scandinavian Olympic gold medalists. All you need is will power.
Edwin Moses
Patrick Pearse – who set the events of 1916 in motion when he read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic from the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin – is not exactly an unfamiliar name to the Miramichi Irish.
Terry Glavin
We view the protection of Jewish life as a mission. We have a historical responsibility, and this is our duty as a republic.
Sebastian Kurz
Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
Wendell Phillips
You, the sons and daughters, the future of Turkiye, even under such circumstances and conditions, your duty is to save the Turkish independence and the Republic, you will find the power you need in the noble blood in your veins.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Benjamin Franklin
Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
Gerald R. Ford
The Constitution remains brilliant in its overall design and sound with respect to the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers. But there are numerous archaic provisions that inhibit constructive change and adaptation. These constitutional bits affect the daily life of the republic and every citizen in it.
Larry Sabato
I really do not know. I really do not know how to solve the problem of the Philippines. I cannot be the savior of this republic.
Rodrigo Duterte
As a conservative myself that, you know, generally I would have a point of view that less regulation is better than more regulation, but less regulation shouldn’t supersede a tax on the fundamentally important institutions that sustain a democratic republic.
Steve Schmidt
I will make a prophecy that may now sound peculiar. In fifty years Lincoln’s name will be inscribed close to Washington’s on this Republic’s roll of honor.
Carl Schurz
Kings play at war unfairly with republics; they can only lose some earth, and some creatures they value as little, while republics lose in every soldier a part of themselves.
Walter Savage Landor
I lived in the Republic of Ireland. I wrote a book about the North but as an outsider. The hatreds there were not mine. I never felt them. I liked how open in most ways Catalan nationalism was, compared to Irish nationalism. I disliked the violence and cruelty in Ireland.
Colm Toibin
I don’t see myself ever selling Republic or AutoNation.
Wayne Huizenga
Perjury before Congress is perjury to the American people and an affront to the fundamental principles of our republic and the rule of law. Such behavior cannot be tolerated.
Paul Gosar
I came up under [Ronald] Reagan and under [George] Bush, and what are we to do now? We are here to fight. People can run off all they want. But for me, [Donald] Trump is already in the Dominican Republic.
Junot Diaz
Our American republic will endure only as long as the ideas of the men who founded it continue dominant.
James Russell Lowell
Democracy is not a Beloved Republic really, and never will be. But it is less hateful than other contemporary forms of government, and to that extent deserves our support.
E. M. Forster
We lived in a totalitarian system for more than 70 years, and our views are still under its influence. Many heads of state in the former Soviet republics believe that they must have total power.
Irakli Okruashvili
I swear allegiance to the Republic of Sudan.
Salva Kiir Mayardit
On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!
Alexander Henry
In case Japan ventures to attack the Mongolian People’s Republic, seeking to destroy its independence, we will have to assist the Mongolian People’s Republic.
Joseph Stalin
The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the commander of the armed forces, full stop.
Mohammed Morsi
In the year of our Lord 2010, the voters of the United States elected the worst Congress in the history of the Republic. There have been Congresses more dilatory. There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them.
Charlie Pierce
The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
Samuel Richardson
But while Ireland is not free I remain a rebel, unconverted and unconvertible. There is no word strong enough for it. I am pledged as a rebel, an unconvertible rebel, to the one thing – a free and independent Republic.
Constance Markievicz
Of John Le Carre’s books, I’ve only read ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold,’ and I haven’t read anything by Graham Greene, but I’ve heard a great deal about how ‘Your Republic Is Calling You’ reminded English readers of those two writers. I don’t really have any particular interest in Cold War spy novels.
Kim Young-ha
The Czech Republic are coming from behind in more than one way now.
John Motson
REPUBLIC, n. A nation in which, the thing governing and the thing governed being the same, there is only a permitted authority to enforce an optional obedience.
Ambrose Bierce
The Republic of Macedonia is being built on democratic ideals and values, not on ethnic groups. Those ideals and values include economic opportunities, language and educational opportunities, religious rights, and political processes.
Boris Trajkovski
No good government but what is republican… the very definition of a republic is ‘an empire of laws, and not of men.’
John Adams
The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone, with rival armed bands burning villages, kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
Nicholas D. Kristof
I’ve never put Northern Ireland into a novel because it’s not my territory. I come from the South, so my imaginative territory is very much the Republic of Ireland rather than the North. Even though, if I wrote a novel about the North, it might sell more.
Colm Toibin
Republic. I like the sound of the word.
John Wayne
We know that Obama wasn’t vetted through the campaign, and now, you know, some things are coming home to roost, if you will, which is inexperience, his associations, and that ultimately harms our republic when a candidate isn’t-isn’t vetted by the media, that cornerstone of our democracy.
Sarah Palin
The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt
This republic represents the greatest basis for that universal socialist order, the creation of which is at the present time the historic task of the International Proletariat.
Karl Liebknecht
In May 1961, South Africa was to be declared a Nationalist Republic. There was a white referendum, but no African was consulted.
Oliver Tambo
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
Edward Abbey
It will be remembered, that a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is solemnly enjoined by most of the state constitutions, and particularly by our own, as a necessary safeguard against the danger of degeneracy, to which republics are liable, as well as other governments, though in a less degree than others.
James Madison
No republic can long exist unless a substantial equality in the wealth of citizens prevails.
Edward Bellamy
When the Romans in the last age of the republic came into immediate contact with Iran as a consequence of the occupation of Syria, they found in existence the Persian empire regenerated by the Parthians.
Theodor Mommsen
The culture of the Dominican Republic definitely influenced me. We enjoy music in this crazy way; we celebrate absolutely everything.
Natti Natasha
In 1975, I went to the Dominican Republic for eight months during the shooting of a film based on my novel ‘Captain Pantoja and the Special Service.’ It was during this period I heard and read about Trujillo.
Mario Vargas Llosa
It certainly seems to me we would like to bring in the best and the brightest individuals here to participate in this republic.
Matt Rosendale
For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God.
Lionel Blue
It’s essential for the U.S. and Europe to prevent Putin from going farther and reversing the hard-won independence of former Soviet republics.
George Packer
I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country.
Andrew Jackson
My revenge is fraternity! No more frontiers! The Rhine for everyone! Let us be the same Republic, let us be the United States of Europe, let us be the continental federation, let us be European liberty, let us be universal peace!
Victor Hugo
In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that ‘taxation without representation is tyranny,’ she is taxed without being represented.
Ernestine Rose
The Arab monarchies, especially Jordan and Morocco, are more legitimate than the false republics, with their stolen elections, regime-dominated courts and rubber-stamp parliaments.
Elliott Abrams
For more than 220 years – from the 1620s to the 1840s – most American schooling was independent of government control, subsidy, and influence. From this educational freedom the American Republic was born.
Marshall Fritz
Americans resident in China inform us that the ballot box in their country is greatly abused for personal ends, and Chinese admirers of the American Republic have not minutely examined its defects.
Zhang Zhidong
So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute. Love the Lord. Love the world. Work for nothing. Take all that you have and be poor. Love someone who does not deserve it. Denounce the government and embrace the flag. Hope to live in that free republic for which it stands.
Wendell Berry
I will maintain the presence of a Mexican Army, and the Navy and police in the states of the Mexican Republic, where the problem of crime has increased.
Enrique Pena Nieto
The Republic can count on me to battle its enemies… Offensive war suits the passionate character of the French, but it is the responsibility of the man in charge of leading them to prepare with caution and wisdom everything that leads to victory.
Tom Reiss
The Islamic Republic has never sought tension in the region and does not want any trouble in global waterways, but it will not easily give up on its rights to export oil.
Hassan Rouhani
The British who arrived in the United States in the eighteen-thirties and forties had imagined the young republic as a wide-eyed adolescent, socially ungainly and politically gauche, but with some hint of promise.
Simon Schama
Homosexuality is not a civil right. Its rise almost always is accompanied, as in the Weimar Republic, with a decay of society and a collapse of its basic cinder block, the family.
Pat Buchanan
It is illegal for the CIA to spy on Americans and an affront to our Republic to spy on the Senate.
Rand Paul
A Canada-style deal for the whole of the UK results in a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For that reason, it has never been acceptable to the EU without a permanent hard border down the Irish Sea.
David Gauke
As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century.
Robert A. Dahl
The real menace of our Republic is the invisible Government which like a giant Octopus, sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states, and nation.
John Francis Hylan
There is that much to be done that no select or small portion of people can do; only the greater mass of the Irish nation will ensure the achievement of a Socialist Republic, and this can only be done by hard work and sacrifice.
Bobby Sands
Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic.
Tabitha Soren
This great republic is a mockery of freedom as long as you are doomed to dig and sweat to earn a miserable living while the masters enjoy the fruit of your toil.
Helen Keller
Our republic is a responsible nuclear state that, as we made clear before, will not use nuclear weapons first unless aggressive hostile forces use nuclear weapons to invade on our sovereignty.
Kim Jong-un
People tend to overlook the fact that North Korea’s economy collapsed at about the same time as South Koreans lost faith in their own state. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a time when South Koreans were questioning the very legitimacy of their republic.
Brian Reynolds Myers
I’ve been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division.
Ernest Hemingway
Sinn Fein is the only political party on this island working to end that fracture in their nation and to achieving the Republic set out in the proclamation.
Martin McGuinness
We have a constitutional republic, not a democracy.
Ted Yoho
A sensational event was changing from the brown suit to the gray the contents of his pockets. He was earnest about these objects. They were of eternal importance, like baseball or the Republican Party.
Sinclair Lewis
I say to Americans who love our country – young and old – be a radical for freedom. Be a radical for liberty. Be a radical for our republic. For which I stand.
Madison Cawthorn
Defender of the liberty that I idolize, myself more free than anyone, in coming as a friend to offer my services to this intriguing republic, I bring to it only my frankness and my good will; no ambition, no self-interest; in working for my glory, I work for their happiness.
Marquis de Lafayette
The United States, for its part, downgraded from low-level to complete withdrawal, much to the regret of other delegates such as the Reverend Jesse Jackson, President-for-Life of the People’s Republic of Himself.
Mark Steyn
The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I would like to say how much I resent people who say of the Islamic Republic that this is our culture – as if women like to be stoned to death, or as if they like to be married at the age of nine.
Azar Nafisi
We are a nation of United States – a constitutional republic made up of individually governed states empowering three equal branches of government to act on our behalf – not one nation-state governed exclusively by a President.
Phil Scott
In a republic the first rule for the guidance of the citizen is obedience of the law.
Calvin Coolidge
I considered mores to be one of the great general causes responsible for the maintenance of a democratic republic . . . the term “mores” . . . meaning . . . habits of the heart.
Alexis de Tocqueville
With the lessons taken from the financial crisis in 1997, the Republic of Korea has been able to surmount the global economic crisis rather successfully.
Lee Myung-bak
I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, surrounded by seven neighbours, a country in which live eight ethnic minorities.
Josip Broz Tito
This country is a republic.
Rick Santelli
Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
Gerald R. Ford
Be the change you want to see in your networks
James H. Fowler
The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil.
Henry James Sumner Maine
This separation was absolute in our original Republic. But the sky-godders do not give up easily. In the 1950s they actually got the phrase In God We Trust onto the currency, in direct violation of the First Amendment.
Gore Vidal
Our country right or wrong is an evil motto – what if your country be in the wrong? It will only compound her injury. I wish to serve the republic with an honest and fearless criticism.
Horace Greeley
American history offers no parallel to the friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, spanning the first half century of the Republic. . . . The publication, in full and integrated form, of the remarkable correspondence between these two eminent men is a notable event.
Dumas Malone
As far as preference between fall and spring collections, I have none that I prefer to design. With fall you have a lot more items, but of course I am from the Dominican Republic, so I love the warm weather.
Oscar de la Renta
But are we even capable of maintaining a Republic anymore? Are there enough citizens willing to do the hard work that self-rule requires, or have we become a people who would rather be cared for, fed, clothed, housed, and told what’s best for us by a parentlike state? Unfortunately, the evidence suggests the latter.
Glenn Beck
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Benjamin Franklin
I don’t think that voters should be fixated on public policy. In a healthy republic, they wouldn’t have to worry every waking hour about what their government is doing.
David Harsanyi
The 20th century shows that the form of government that we take for granted, a constitutional democratic republic with checks and balances and a rule of law – that form of government is usually temporary.
Timothy D. Snyder
No republic ever yet stood on a stable foundation without satisfying the common people.
Mercy Otis Warren
Protestantism came to America to make America Protestant. It was assumed that was to be done through faith in the reasonableness of the common man and the establishment of a democratic republic.
Stanley Hauerwas
I am convinced that the Obama administration and Clinton Dynasty would rather hail the Communist Manifesto than the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July. And there’s more than enough proof to show how they have been slow-cooking our Founders’ republic into a red-star state like China.
Chuck Norris
I am faithfully devoted to the Republic but will not serve it at the expense of my conscience and my honor.
Toussaint Louverture
I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings the law of the Republic overrides religious rules.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin
I am pleased to inform you of the decision of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to allow the return of the United Nations weapons inspectors to Iraq without conditions.
Naji Sabri
For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
And I don’t want my assets to be stuck inside a banana republic in the midst of a huge socialist experiment.
Porter Stansberry
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
James Madison
An absolute monarch, who is rich without patrimony, may be charitable without merit; and Constantine too easily believed that he should purchase the favour of Heaven if he maintained the idle at the expense of the industrious, and distributed among the saints the wealth of the republic.
Edward Gibbon
As, for the safety of society, we commit honest maniacs to Bedlam, so judges should be withdrawn from their bench, whose erroneous biases are leading us to dissolution. It may indeed injure them in fame or in fortune; but it saves the republic, which is the first and supreme law.
Thomas Jefferson
The principles and policy of these Presidents were marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship, promoting the highest interests of the Republic.
Robert Toombs
Vaclav Havel had moral stature. The president in first Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in many ways is a ceremonial role. And so, speaking out and having that strong moral fiber, people just knew that he told the truth to people who had only heard lies. And so I think his – that’s his legacy.
Judy Woodruff
What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?
[Lat., Quod enim munus reiplicae afferre majus, meliusve possumus, quam si docemus atque erudimus juventutem?]
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I have a very powerful sense of place, but I have a very powerful sense of being a migrant, so it’s both. It seems like I’m always leaving my home. That’s part of the formula. I love the Dominican Republic. I go back all the time. I love New Jersey. Go back all the time.
Junot Diaz
It is not only our duty to America, but also to Ireland. We could not hope to succeed in our effort to make Ireland a Republic without the moral and material support of the liberty-loving citizens of these United States.
Thomas Francis Meagher
I am Dominican American. My father was born and raised in the U.S. and his heritage is German and Eastern European, and my mother hails from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Monica Raymund
The American Republic was bound – is still bound – to follow in the centuries to come the same course to destruction as did Rome.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
‘Ulysses’ is the greatest anti-racist text in the English language, and it challenges right from the beginning the vicious racism which lies near the foundations of the Irish Free State and of the Irish republic.
Tom Paulin
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Baron de Montesquieu
The republic I fell in love with, the republic I risked my life to defend, the values I hold dear, the integrity that we all share – these do not know prejudice and they do not accept partiality.
Allen West
Providing classified information to a foreign agent of the People’s Republic of China is a real and serious threat to our national security.
Dana Boente
The Middle East is now filled with death and destruction and that was the aim of Neo-Conservatives who planned this destruction of seven Muslim nations in five years and they are on schedule and the final nation in their sights to destroy is the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Louis Farrakhan
If you want to make the government take a religious side, then make the case, it should be Christian republic.
Rachel Maddow
A man’s feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
George Santayana
I will be damned if the people in South Florida are going to dilute the legal votes of my constituents, who have a right to an honest, fair, representative republic.
Matt Gaetz
The Republic is one and can’t be divided: That’s the Constitution! It means the Republic can’t ground its action on local community criteria. Can’t accept it.
Marine Le Pen
When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.
Calvin Coolidge
Here I am: I’m a girl from the Dominican Republic. I wanted to be a star, but I really didn’t know what that was or how I was going to be able to accomplish it.
Dania Ramirez
You get told a lot in school to tell what you know, write what you know. But what excites me about filmmaking, about being a storyteller, is being able to learn about other people, putting myself in somebody else’s shoes, whether that be someone from the Dominican Republic or someone from Cuba or inner-city Brooklyn.
Anna Boden
America is not a democracy. I think if your kids understood that – and most people don’t. We are a representative republic. We’re not a direct democracy.
Rush Limbaugh
I’m sure in a few years it will be unthinkable to say there were 20 years when we didn’t recognize the People’s Republic of China. And then we’ll have to explain what the political constraints were and why it didn’t happen earlier.
Pierre Trudeau
The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key… and bolt the door at once.
Andrew Jackson
A perfect example of the new republic’s urge to drape itself with the togas of classical respectability.
John Ashbery
The republic which sinks to sleep, trusting to constitutions and machinery, to politicians and statesmen, for the safety of its liberties, never will have any.
Wendell Phillips
Holding office often requires swearing an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Running for office should include accepting responsibility for this, too, so that our democratic republic’s underpinnings can remain strong for generations to come.
Eric Swalwell
A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?
George Washington
I was born in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, in 1989.
Serge Ibaka
Raising taxes is not a frivolous venture that you do on the editorial page of ‘The New Republic,’ for god sakes. It’s something that you really have to think about and go through carefully.
Arthur Laffer
What good man would prefer a country covered with forests and ranged by a few thousand savages to our extensive Republic, studded with cities, towns, and prosperous farms, embellished with all the improvements which art can devise or industry execute.
Andrew Jackson
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.
Mahatma Gandhi
There is militaristic-hegemonic-plutocratic side of the U.S. which is getting out of hand and threatens to corrupt the whole republic. I remain a deeply concerned, committed admirer, but also a very worried one.
Alain de Botton
The era of big government is over, but the era of big challenge is not. We need an era of big citizenship. There are many important people at this summit, but the most important title is ‘citizen.’ This is our republic. Let us keep it!
William J. Clinton
Training with the equipment and protocols at Athletic Republic really helped me improve my speed and first-step explosiveness.
Darren McFadden
A government resting on the minority is an aristocracy, not a Republic, and could not be safe with a numerical and physical force against it, without a standing army, an enslaved press and a disarmed populace.
James Madison
I believe that an independent and impartial judiciary is essential to our constitutional republic.
Brett Kavanaugh
The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government, and a free expression . . . by the public vote of all citizens, without distinctions of race, color, occupation, or sex, is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.
Victoria Woodhull
Before the Second World War, L’Oreal in France was an active supporter of the French fascists. The cosmetic group’s founder Eugene Schueller was an active member of the ‘Cagoule’ group, committed to the violent overthrow of the Third Republic, and hosted meetings at Oreal headquarters.
Geoff Mulgan
We haven’t had crime writers, and for a long time in the Republic, we didn’t seem to have a crime problem as such.
Ken Bruen
For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free.
Anatole France
The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.
Bill Alexander
Colombia, Philippines, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, these are all powerhouse countries in pageants, and have very aggressive fans, this is like soccer to many in these countries.
Shanna Moakler
Wright and Cowen, who have separately written important scholarly works on the financial history of the early republic, here repackage their research for readers of popular history, and do so impressively.
David Liss
How could you say the best form of government is a republic if you think the universe is a monarchy?
Alan Watts
Every year, I have a tournament in Czech Republic, so there are a lot of things I’m trying to do. Sometimes the money goes towards children; sometimes it’s for wheelchair tennis players. I try to change it so everybody gets something.
Karolina Pliskova
The fake republics are goners; the monarchies have a fighting chance. That’s my conclusion after a short visit to the Middle East and discussions with officials and analysts there.
Elliott Abrams
Now one of two things is true: Either a republic is a desirable form of government, or else it is not.
Anna Howard Shaw
He hated games they made the world look too simple. Chess, in particular, had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the king lounged about doing nothing. If only the pawns would’ve united … the whole board could’ve been a republic in about a dozen moves.
Terry Pratchett
Women are free in the Islamic Republic in the selection of their activities and their future and their clothing.
Ruhollah Khomeini
We are a republic, very inefficient. If you want a really efficient form of government, you have a king or a dictator. And in the end, you hope it’s a benevolent one. But then you could get things done. There’s no lurching; there’s no bumps. That’s the cornerstone of checks and balances.
Rick Santelli
In matters of philosophy and science authority has ever been the great opponent of truth. A despotic calm is usually the triumph of error. In the republic of the sciences sedition and even anarchy are beneficial in the long run to the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
William Stanley Jevons
We belong to the One mastering God: you belong to the republic of playful gods.
Maurice Samuel
Many instances of persecution and killing have occurred in countries with atrocious human rights records such as Sri Lanka, Guatemala and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
David Suzuki
With its brutal empire and legalised slavery, the Roman Republic was hardly a towering beacon of progressive values.
Clive Lewis
I consider that France and the Republic were in London during the occupation and that the Vichy regime was not France.
Marine Le Pen
We the People’ are the prime movers of the Republic.
Ram Nath Kovind
Our republic and its press will rise and fall together.
Joseph Pulitzer
Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today’s widespread relegation of religion to merely something people do only in the privacy of their homes or churches would have been unimaginable to the founders of the republic – even those who personally repudiated orthodox Christian faith.
Charles Colson
Czech Republic is an important part of central Europe. It’s clear that we must participate in European integration. I am convinced that the Czech Republic – or, in the past, Czechoslovakia – would have been one of the founding members of the EU if it hadn’t been for the communist takeover in 1948.
Vaclav Klaus
The Soviet Union, the socialist camp, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea helped us resist, with essential supplies and weapons, the implacable blockade of the United States, the most powerful empire ever to exist.
Fidel Castro
Well, it’s the Czech Republic now, but more specifically Prague. I went there when I was 12.
Anwar Robinson
As we look back over the sweep of American history, it has been the American Presidency that has best fulfilled the vision of the Founders. It has brought to our Republic a dynamism and effectiveness that other democracies have lacked.
William Barr
Less than two years after its founding, our Republic inflicted an ignominious defeat on the United States that had been boasting of being the ‘strongest’ in the world, thus defending its national sovereignty and global peace and security.
Kim Jong-un
If a Canadian novel hasn’t been a box-office success, say, ‘The Republic of Love,’ then producers are reluctant to try again.
Kari Skogland
The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic.
Joseph Story
Prejudice has no hold in this Republic.
Leo Varadkar
The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army
Julius Caesar
Despotism has forever had a powerful hold upon the world. Autocratic government, not self-government, has been the prevailing state of mankind. The record of past history is the record, not of the success of republics, but of their failure.
Calvin Coolidge
Democracy will never be supplanted by a republic of experts—and that is a very good thing.
Thomas Piketty
My countrymen have commissioned a bust of the Republic. It will be placed on the fountain of my native town.
Camille Claudel
I think that this liberal progressive agenda is not the thing that the American people want and it’s antithesis to who we are as a constitutional republic.
Allen West
I have to confess I’m addicted to Sky Sports News. Just the music can pull me in. And then whether it’s badminton in the Czech Republic, snail pushing or mole hopping, I’m hooked.
Andrew Buchan
For a guy like Kevin Love who has everything – he has Banana Republic, he’s an underwear model, sports body model, this guy’s all-everything – for him to say, ‘Hey, I go through like all these things like everyone else,’ I think it allows for people to relate to him more. I think it’s good.
Channing Frye
If increased government spending with borrowed or newly created money is a ‘stimulus,’ then the Weimar Republic should have been stimulated to unprecedented prosperity, instead of runaway inflation and widespread economic desperation that ultimately brought Adolf Hitler to power.
Thomas Sowell
The Government is able to afford a suitable army and a suitable navy. It may maintain them without the slightest danger to the Republic or the cause of free institutions, and fear of additional taxation ought not to change a proper policy in this regard.
William Howard Taft
In the formative days of the Republic, the directing influence the Bible exercised upon the fathers of the Nation is conspicuously evident.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its citizens.
Thomas Jefferson
I am a Republican because the United States is a republic, and the views we hold represent the foundation our country was built on so many years ago.
Maidie Norman
All men of genius, and all those who have gained rank in the republic of letters, are brothers, whatever may be the land of their nativity.
Napoleon Bonaparte
In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
John James Ingalls
Haiti and the Dominican Republic don’t just share an island, Hispaniola, but a history, one that includes all the signal events that went into creating the modern world: Columbus, conquest, genocide, slavery, imperial war, revolution, and U.S. counterinsurgencies and military occupations.
Greg Grandin
I take a step toward him and grin cheerfully. “With all due respect, I don’t see the Republic tacking up wanted posters with your pretty face on them.
Marie Lu
The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another – no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.
Friedrich Engels
The political system of the People’s Republic of China can make things easy. Decisions are made quickly and results come quickly, too. In our democracy [in India], on the other hand, such things are extremely difficult.
Ratan Tata
Wherever the appearance of a conventional aristocracy exists in America, it must arise from wealth, as it cannot from birth. An aristocracy of mere wealth is vulgar everywhere. In a republic, it is vulgar in the extreme.
Harriet Martineau
The possibility of collusion between Trump’s allies and Russian intelligence is much more serious than Watergate. It is a constitutional crisis. It represents a violation of our republic’s most sacred trust.
Jennifer Palmieri
While imperfect, the electoral college has generally served the republic well. It forces candidates to campaign in a variety of closely contested races, where political debate is typically robust.
William M. Daley
Once you get to the Enlightenment, the way that powers get to be hyperpowers isn’t just by conquest. It’s through commerce and innovation. Societies like the Dutch Republic and the United States used tolerance to become a magnet for enterprising immigrants.
Amy Chua
If the meanest man in the republic is deprived of his rights,then every man in the republic is deprived of his rights.
Jane Addams
Only when a republic’s life is in danger should a man uphold his government when it is wrong. There is no other time.
Mark Twain
The myth that the founding of American Republic was based on the philosophy of John Locke could only have been maintained, because the history of Leibniz’s influence was suppressed.
Robert Trout
I see [Lyndon] Johnson as the war in Vietnam, and the invasion of the Dominican Republic and so on. So I’m not a liberal in that sense, because i think of liberals as part of that establishment.
Bill Ayers
We have to build the Republic of Heaven where we are, because for us there is no elsewhere.
Philip Pullman
I believe it is my responsibility to do what I can for children and people with Down syndrome as well as in my native Dominican Republic.
Albert Pujols
No class is safe unless government is so arranged that each class has in its hands the means of protecting itself. That is the idea of republics.
Wendell Phillips
As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.
Bob Schaffer
If we just go back to the basics… I do not want to give up our republic and become a socialistic ideological nation. That’s not who we are.
Diane Hendricks
It is the privilege and duty of the present generation to pass on to its successors, unimpaired, the heritage of liberty bequeathed to it by the founders of the Republic.
George B. Cortelyou
In the early days of the republic, the secretary of state was the heir apparent to the president. Presidents could easily hand-pick their party’s next candidate. The party caucuses formally selected the candidates, but presidents guided the process.
H. W. Brands
The States are nations.
Daniel Webster
It is the mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to erase Israel from the map of the region.
Ali Khamenei
Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.
John F. Kennedy
A community of small farmers… land property owners, will be the only assurance that the freedom our republic offers will be guaranteed to each and every citizen.
Thomas Jefferson
There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
My parents didn’t feel that they had any choice but to leave the Dominican Republic. They did, however, choose to become Americans, and they lived American values every day.
Tom Perez
The U.S., together with trans-Atlantic allies, never recognized the occupation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union. Moscow faced pressure or retaliation every time it tried to move toward official recognition, or at least acceptance, of its claim that the Baltic states were Soviet republics.
Kersti Kaljulaid
The Constitution remains brilliant in its overall design and sound with respect to the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers. But there are numerous archaic provisions that inhibit constructive change and adaptation. These constitutional bits affect the daily life of the republic and every citizen in it.
Larry J. Sabato
I was born in Texas and I lived there ’till I was 8. Then I moved to the Dominican Republic with my mom, lived there for two years and forgot every word of English I knew.
Michelle Rodriguez
Not in vain has Lincoln lived, for he has helped to make this republic an example of justice, with no caste but the caste of humanity.
George Bancroft
Tennis is a big thing in the Czech Republic.
Karolina Pliskova
I hunted far enough to suspect that the Fathers of the Republic who wrote our Sacred Constitution of the United States not only did not, but did not want to, establish a democratic government.
Lincoln Steffens
Perhaps the great American Republic, whose interests lie in the Pacific and who has no hand in the spoliation of Africa, may someday dream of foreign possession.
Jose Rizal
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man’s virtues the means of deceiving him.
Samuel Johnson
Like Moscow, I wish to lay the foundation of the Chinese Republic deeply in the minds of the young generation – the workers of tomorrow.
Sun Yat-sen
In the Constitution of the American Republic there was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
America is not a white man’s republic.
Daniel Fried
If I’m performing in the United States, I’m able to speak Spanglish, and the crowd comprehends. If I’m in the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico, then I’m completely Spanish. I feel like a New Yorker that represents all Latinos.
Romeo Santos
I learnt since I was a child growing up in a small village in the Czech Republic that I had to be like that to compete, to be the best and then to compete against the best. There has not been a second, a minute, an hour, a day that I have missed because I always wanted to improve.
Pavel Nedved
When people in positions of trust mislead us – either recklessly, negligently or intentionally – that impacts the republic.
Trey Gowdy
What is dangerous is not minarets, but basements and garages that hide clandestine places of worship. Thus we must choose between mosques, where we know that the rules of the republic are respected, and secret places where extremism has been developing for too long,.
Nicolas Sarkozy
Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain.
Thomas Paine
In democratic republics such as ours, citizens rely on public criticism of ideas and people to determine national policy.
Michael J. Knowles
I repeat that no greater immediate responsibility rests upon members of the Church, upon all citizens of this republic and of neighboring republics than to protect the freedom vouchsafed by the Constitution of the United States.
David O. McKay
The new republic should be based on diversity, respect and equal rights for all.
Evo Morales
The Irish Republic must be made a word to conjure with – a rallying point for the disaffected, a haven for the oppressed, a point of departure for the socialist, enthusiastic in the cause of human freedom.
James Connolly
A poet is a poet, whether he rides in a Ford or on a donkey; a sage is a sage, whether he plays golf in New Jersey or bathes in the Ganges, or prays in the desert; and a fool is a fool, whether he be a maharaja or a president of a post-war republic.
Ameen Rihani
If I were to arrive at a foreign country like Czech Republic, I don’t have to speak Czech to understand the feeling of the local sensations through architecture. That is a kind of communication that no language can perform.
Jimenez Lai
Just about every Latin American country has sent players to the big leagues, from the Dominican Republic to Costa Rica.
Cheech Marin
Certainly Amadeus because it was a very powerful time for me, we filmed it in the Czech Republic at a time of lots of social and political change going on in that part of the world.
Jeffrey Jones
Donald Trump appeals to the worst fears of Americans at a time we need unity, not division. Republicans are deeply divided by a man who is perilously close to gaining the most powerful position in the world, and many rightly see him as a real threat to our Republic.
Evan McMullin
It is our sacred obligation to eliminate the curse of poverty in the shortest possible time. This is non-negotiable for the Republic.
Ram Nath Kovind
My late mother moved back to her parents’ homeland in the 1990s when Ukraine and Russia, along with the thirteen other former Soviet republics, became independent states. Drawing on her experience as a lawyer in Canada, she served as executive officer of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation, an NGO she helped to found.
Chrystia Freeland
As you know, the Australian Labour Party is committed to turning the country into a republic. We’ve not stipulated a timeline for doing that. We are sensitive to the other priorities we’ve got as a nation and in the world, but in time the country will head in that direction.
Kevin Rudd
That public men publish falsehoods Is nothing new. That America must accept Like the historical republics corruption and empire Has been known for years. Be angry at the sun for setting If these things anger you.
Robinson Jeffers
The people are not always well-informed, but is better that they have misconceptions that make them restless than that they be lethargic-for lethargy in the people means death for republics.
Thomas Jefferson
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Vladimir Lenin
Addressing issues, including controversial ones, as well as domestic issues of the former Soviet Republics through the so-called coloured revolutions, through coups and unconstitutional means of toppling the current government. That is absolutely unacceptable.
Vladimir Putin
I would SERIOUSLY consider moving to Texas if it would secede from the union and re-form as The Republic of Texas. It has that power.
Neal Boortz
The typical American corporation is a shareholders’ republic the same way that China is a peoples’ republic.
James Surowiecki
I had served in the Republic of Korea in the early ’80s while I was on active duty as a director of intelligence for U.S. forces Korea, and kind of followed developments on the peninsula ever since.
James Clapper
[To the suggestion that Great Britain might someday want a Republic:] We’ll go quietly.
Queen Elizabeth II
The U.S. prosecution service is eating at the soul of the American republic. It is an absolute danger to everyone.
Conrad Black
The (Catholic) church, as far as I know, has not endorsed any war as just since it supported General Franco’s invasion of Spain to destroy the Spanish republic with a Muslim mercenary army in the thirties, on the side of Hitler.
Christopher Hitchens
I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic.
Alberto Fujimori
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
If you want to do what you want to do, you cannot work. So art is going to be finished, and this is the will of the Islamic republic: to not have any artists or art and close the doors of all the cinemas and music and everything.
Golshifteh Farahani
[I]f you think that American imperialism and its globalised, capitalist form is the most dangerous thing in the world, that means you don’t think the Islamic Republic of Iran or North Korea or the Taliban is as bad.
Christopher Hitchens
I’m a conservative because I believe we’re here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing.
Allen West
Los Estados Unidos has turned into a banana republic, a fascist banana republic.
Gerald Celente
The very idea of the law in a constitutional republic involves the requisite that it be a rule, a guide, uniform, fixed and equal, for all, till changed by the same high political power which made it. This is what entitles it to its sovereign weight.
Levi Woodbury
What’s wrong with it is, it lowers, to say the least, the credibility of the magazine. And if I were writing for [The New Republic ], I would feel diminished because the owner had done such a thing [fire a journalist].
Nat Hentoff
Even when we are deeply divided over important issues facing our country and the world, “In God We Trust” for the guidance and wisdom to do what’s both right and necessary for our Republic.
Marco Rubio
Many have dreamed up republics and principalities that have never in truth been known to exist; the gulf between how one should live and how one does live is so wide that a man who neglects what is actually done for what should be done learns the way to self-destruction rather than self-preservation.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Obama just came swiftly out of nowhere, which was a relief to those of us who care about the Republic, and at first he seemed a very good thing.
Gore Vidal
Every Arab ‘republic’ has been a republic of fear, but only Saddam Hussein’s Iraq surpassed the Assads’ Syria in number of victims.
Elliott Abrams
We are a Republic with different branches of government, and so the Senate and the House are going to be full partners in working with the White House.
Elaine Chao
Republics have a longer life and enjoy better fortune than principalities, because they can profit by their greater internal diversity. They are the better able to meet emergencies.
Niccolo Machiavelli