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    The wind, as a direct motive power, is wholly inapplicable to a system of machine labour, for during a calm season the whole business of the country would be thrown out of gear. Before the era of steam-engines, windmills were tried for draining mines; but though they were powerful machines, they were very irregular, so that in a long tract of calm weather the mines were drowned, and all the workmen thrown idle.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    The war against Iraq is as disastrous as it is unnecessary; perhaps in terms of its wisdom, purpose and motives, the worst war in American history... Our military men and women...were not called to defend America but rather to attack Iraq. They were not called to die for, but rather to kill for, their country. What more unpatriotic thing could we have asked of our sons and daughters...?
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: men  die  military  america  war  wisdom  son  american 
    There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good. The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover's quarrel with their country, a reflection of God's lover's quarrel with all the world.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    tags: world  reflection  bad  god  lover  patriot 
    The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: time 
    There are no persons more solicitous about the preservation of rank than those who have no rank at all. Observe the humors of a country christening, and you will find no court in Christendom so ceremonious as the quality of Brentford.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: humor  quality 
    Let the gulled fool the toil of war pursue, where bleed the many to enrich the few.
    — William Shenstone
    tags: war  fools 
    We have a policy at The New Yorker, .. That is, if someone doesn't want to be profiled, we drop it. I would like you to show me the same courtesy.
    — William Shawn
    A director is a choreographer, both politically and creatively.
    — William Shatner
    I've never been without a dog. I've made trips across the country with a dog. I've been in that angst of loneliness, where you're really alone in the universe, except for the dog.
    — William Shatner
    These people who come to Comic-Con and dress up - all across the country, the rest of the population who doesn't understand are scoffing at them.
    — William Shatner
    tags: people 
    The political scene is already so turgid, it doesn't need more of that from me.
    — William Shatner
    tags: political 
    Make Him your friend and protector and your felicity is secured both here and hereafter. And with respect to particular duties to Him, it is your happiness that you are well assured that he best serves his Maker, who does most good to his country and to mankind.
    — William Samuel Johnson
    You this day, gentlemen, assume new characters, enter into new relations, and consequently incur new duties. You have, by the favor of Providence and the attention of your friends, received a public education, the purpose whereof hath been to qualify you the better to serve your Creator and your country.
    — William Samuel Johnson
    As long as one American is hungry... then we have unfinished business in this country.
    — William Safire
    tags: business  american 
    I'm willing to zap conservatives when they do things that are not libertarian.
    — William Safire
    No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.
    — William Safire
    tags: flowers  america 
    You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem.
    — William Ruckelshaus
    Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: wisdom 
    [I]f we assume a liberty interest but nevertheless say that, even assuming a liberty interest, a state can prohibit it entirely, that would be rather a conundrum.
    — William Rehnquist
    tags: liberty 
    War on the cheap is always a rotten policy.
    — William Rees-Mogg
    tags: war 
    Users of marijuana become STIMULATED as they inhale the drug and are LIKELY TO DO ANYTHING. Most crimes of violence in this section, especially in country districts are laid to users of that drug.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    tags: crimes  violence  drugs 
    Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    tags: men  people  brain  radical 
    You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war.
    — William Randolph Hearst
    tags: war 
    The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity.
    — William Ramsay
    tags: world  wealth 
    Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral lunacy.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: patriotism  morals  noble 
    There is no limit to the noble aspirations which the words "my country" may evoke.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: noble 
    [Iraqis] know we own their country...It's a good thing, especially when there is a lot of oil out there we need.
    — William R. Looney III
    If they turn on their radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs. They know we own their country. We own their airspace. . . . We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there is a lot of oil out there we need.
    — William R. Looney III
    tags: live  right  america 
    The Moon Pie is a bedrock of the country store and rural tradition. It is more than a snack. It is a cultural artifact.
    — William R. Ferris
    tags: moon 
    If I could come out in this book and advocate complete revolution and the violent overthrow of the United States of America, without being thrown in jail, I would not have written The Anarchist Cookbook, and there would be no need for it.
    — William Powell
    It has got to the point in this country where men believe they are men, just because that is their birthright. If that is true, then, by the same logic, an animal held captive in a zoo is still a free wild beast.
    — William Powell
    tags: animals  men  believe  true  logic  wild 
    Unity is the only way in which the people of this country can overthrow the fascists, communists, capitalists, and all the other assholes who claim running a representative government is so difficult. The emphasis has been taken from the Bill of Rights and placed on the type of interpretation of the Constitution that best suits the people in power.
    — William Powell
    I would warn against holsters with devices for quick-draw. Devices always fail when you need them most.
    — William Powell
    tags: fail 
    It seems acceptable today to scream for revolution, without any concept of what will follow it. This is just what the forces at large want, for who will follow a man who doesn't know where he's going?
    — William Powell
    tags: men  revolution 
    Kelly was aware that there is one type of favorable bet available to everyone; the stock market.
    — William Poundstone
    tags: stock 
    Patriotism is the last refuge of the sculptor.
    — William Plomer
    tags: patriotism 
    I know that I can save this country and that no one else can.
    — William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
    Trade increases the wealth and glory of a country; but its real strength and stamina are to be looked for among the cultivators of the land.
    — William Pitt
    tags: real  strength  wealth 
    If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!
    — William Pitt
    tags: american 
    City and country - each has its own beauty and its own pain. Some of the smallness of small towns - cattiness, everybody knowing everybody's business - that can be challenging. And cities can be challenging, because no one can connect except electronically.
    — William P. Young
    tags: beauty  pain  knowing  business 
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