Attributed, collected in The Words of Martin Luther King.
Why should we not boycott the Soviet Union and its supporters inside the country? If we do so, we can Force them to review their stand. Either they give us what we want and what is necessary or they will lose our friendship.hafez al-assad
Television has changed the American child from an irresistible Force into an immovable object.Laurence J. Peter
How true it is, that there isnothing dead inthis Universe; that what we call dead is only changed, its forces working in inverse order! 'The leaf that lies rotting in moist winds,'says one,'has still Force; else how could it rot?'thomas carlyle
It awes by the majesty of its truths, it agitates by the Force of its compunctions, it penetrates the heart by the tenderness of its appeals, and it casts over the abyss of thought, the shadow of its eternal grandeur.henry giles
It is now necessary to face the truth and to acknowledge against all prejudices that the struggle that the Albanian tribe is leading today is a natural and unavoidable historic struggle for a different political life than that experienced under Turkish rule – different also from that which its neighbours Serbia, Greece and Montenegro would like to Force upon the Albanians.dimitrije tucović
Constantine declared his own will equivalent to a canon of the Church. According to Justinian, the Roman people had formally transferred to the emperors the entire plenitude of its authority, and, therefore, the emperor’s pleasure, expressed by edict or by letter, had Force of law. Even in the fervent age of its conversion the empire employed its refined civilization, the accumulated wisdom of ancient sages, the reasonableness and subtlety of Roman law, and the entire inheritance of the Jewish, the pagan, and the Christian world, to make the Church serve as a gilded crutch of absolutism.Dalberg-Acton, John, 1st Baron Acton
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.Abraham Lincoln
Let but the public mind become once thoroughly corrupt, and all attempts to secure property, liberty or life, by mere Force of laws written on parchment, will be as vain as to put up printed notices in an orchard to keep off the canker-worms.horace mann
Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society , hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals . We look away from government for relief, because we know that Force (legalized) invades the personal liberty of man, seizes upon the natural elements and intervenes between man and natural laws; from this exercise of Force through governments flows nearly all the misery , poverty , crime and confusion existing in society .Lucy Parsons, in The Principles of Anarchism
A general Dissolution of Principles & Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole Force of the Common Enemy. While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal Invader. How necessary then is it for those who are determin'd to transmit the Blessings of Liberty as a fair Inheritance to Posterity, to associate on publick Principles in Support of publick Virtue.Samuel Adams
The threat of mutually assured destruction worked for the United States during the Cold War because it had proved its willingness to drop nuclear bombs on enemy cities at the end of World War II. It might work less well for Israel, because the Israeli Air Force has never deliberately targeted a large civilian population center, and its leaders have said its morality would not permit it do so.alan dershowitz
Who overcomes By Force, hath overcome but half his foe.john milton
The Force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees Is my destroyer. And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.1934 'The ForceThatThrough the Green Fuse Drives the Flower'.
There is no Force more potent in the modern world than stupidity fueled by greed.edward abbey
At any one time there is a natural tendency among physicists to believe that we already know the essential ingredients of a comprehensive theory. But each time a new frontier of observation is broached we inevitably discover new phenomena which Force us to modify substantially our previous conceptions. I believe this process to be unending, that the delights and challenges of unexpected discovery will continue always.val logsdon fitch
The hypothesis of molecular vortices is defined to be that which assumes — that each atom of matter consists of a nucleus or central point enveloped by an elastic atmosphere, which is retained in its position by attractive forces, and that the elasticity due to heat arises from the centrifugal Force of those atmospheres revolving or oscillating about their nuclei or central points. According to this hypothesis, quantity of heat is the vis viva of the molecular revolutions or oscillations.william john macquorn rankine
The invasion of Iraq will surely go down in history as one of the most cowardly wars ever fought. It was a war in which a band of rich nations, armed with enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world several times over, rounded on a poor nation, falsely accused it of having nuclear weapons, used the United Nations to Force it to disarm, then invaded it, occupied it, and are now in the process of selling it.Arundhati Roy
In a very real sense, the Constitution is our compact with history . . . [but] the Constitution can maintain that compact and serve as the lodestar of our political system only if its terms are binding on us. To the extent we depart from the document's language and rely instead on generalities that we see written between the lines, we rob the Constitution of its binding Force and give free reign to the fashions and passions of the day.alex kozinski
In contrast to the asexual chasteness of official communist art , Nazi art is both prurient and idealizing. A utopian aesthetics (physical perfection; identity as a biological given) implies an ideal eroticism: sexuality converted into the magnetism of leaders and the joy of followers. The fascist ideal is to transform sexual energy into a "spiritual" Force, for the benefit of the community.Susan Sontag
The only disadvantage I see is that it would Force everyone to get Perl. Horrors.larry wall
Let us never underestimate the motivational Force that the belief in Scripture’s divine proximity has upon exegetes. They open the book having already invested their faith in the proposition that it is underwritten by God.p. 67 (The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously (2005))
The recruit must be carefully and sedulously taught when meeting the enemy, even at a trot or canter, to use no Force whatever, otherwise his sword will bury itself to the hilt, and the swordsman will either be dragged from his horse, or will be compelled to drop his weapon if he can.Richard Francis Burton, in A New System of Sword Exercise for Infantry (1876)
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