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    Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property, personal imprisonment and fines.
    — Zebulon Pike
    From an economic perspective, women are treated unfairly: they perform 66 percent of the world's work and produce 50 percent of the food but they only earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property.
    — Zainab Salbi
    I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private property of citizens in its administering of the current Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue to do so upon the addition of the routes.
    — Zach Wamp
    I've always been interested in finding out more about the properties of acoustics.
    — Z'EV
    tags: property 
     
    My monochrome pictures are not my definite works, but the preparation for my works. They are the leftovers from the creative processes, the ashes. My pictures, after all, are only the title-deeds to my property which I have to produce when I am asked to prove that I am a proprietor.
    — Yves Klein
    It has been determined by Islamic law that the blood and property of people of Dar Al-Harb (non Muslims) is not protected. Because they fight against and are hostile towards the Muslims, they annulled the protection of his blood and his property.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    If we're living in a free country,we should be free to do what we want to do if we're not hurting anyone else or their property. Why should I be incarcerated if I'm doing something that doesn't hurt anyone else?
    — Woody Harrelson
    tags: living  hurt  property 
     
    Was a great high wall there that tried to stop me. Was a great big sign there said private Property but on the back side it didn't say nothing. That side was made for you and me.
    — Woody Guthrie
    tags: property 
     
    No peace can last, or ought to last, which does not recognize and accept the principle that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that no right anywhere exists to hand peoples from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were property.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Property as compared with humanity, as compared with the red blood in the American people, must take second place, not first place.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    Our freedom must be had at all hazards. If the men of property will not help us they must fall; we will free ourselves by the aid of that large and respectable class of the community - the men of no property.
    — Wolfe Tone
    Being the first black Nobel laureate, and the first African, the African world considered me personal property. I lost the remaining shreds of my anonymity, even to walk a few yards in London, Paris or Frankfurt without being stopped.
    — Wole Soyinka
    tags: world  personal  lost  property  black 
     
    What's awful about being famous and being an actress is when people come up to you and touch you. That's scary, and they just seem to think it's okay to do it, like you're public property.
    — Winona Ryder
    tags: people  property 
     
    String theory?[pause] It closed the conceptual gulp between relativity and quantum mechanics. It postulates that subatomic particles are not points, but strings, about one planck length long. The rate at which strings vibrate can generate the properties of all known particles. Huh? How did I know that?
    — Willie Garson
    tags: property 
     
    One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties.
    — William Weld
    So government acts as a safeguard of our property.
    — William Weld
    Property is only another name for monopoly.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    tags: property 
     
    But the instinct of hoarding, like all other instincts, tends to become hypertrophied and perverted; and with the institution of private property comes another institution-that of plunder and brigandage. In private life, no motive of action is at present so powerful and so persistent as acquisitiveness, which unlike most other desires, knows no satiety. The average man is rich enough when he has a little more than he has got, and not till then.
    — William Ralph Inge
    The right to work, I had assumed, was the most precious liberty that man possesses. Man has indeed as much right to work as he has to live, to be free, to own property.
    — William O. Douglas
    tags: men  work  live  right  liberty  property 
     
    Rules of property ought to be generally known, and not to be left upon loose notes, which rather serve to confound principles, than to confirm them.
    — William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
    tags: rules  property 
     
    Two thirds of federal disaster aid is weather related,and though we cannot prevent bad weather, we are getting better at predicting it. The Commerce Department's NDRI will help save lives and protect property. We will be working closely with FEMA, the Interior Department and other federal agencies, with state and local governments and with our nation's businesses.
    — William M. Daley
    The poor man who takes property by force is called a thief, but the creditor who can by legislation make a debtor pay a dollar twice as large as he borrowed is lauded as the friend of a sound currency. The man who wants the people to destroy the Government is an anarchist, but the man who wants the Government to destroy the people is a patriot.
    — William Jennings Bryan
    Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution . .
    — William Howard Taft
    tags: right  liberty  property 
     
    Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives?
    — William H. Wharton
    But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man.
    — William H. Seward
    tags: men  property 
     
    I deem it established, then, that the Constitution does not recognize property in man, but leaves that question, as between the states, to the law of nature and of nations.
    — William H. Seward
    tags: nature  men  law  questions  property 
     
    But assuming the same premises, to wit, that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations, the right of property in slaves falls to the ground; for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other.
    — William H. Seward
    tags: nature  men  law  right  property 
     
    But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations.
    — William H. Seward
    tags: nature  law  property 
     
    I have a large standalone workshop on the back of my property where I prototype and build stuff. It's bright, roomy, and has a giant door so it's easy to bring projects in or out.
    — William Gurstelle
    tags: property 
     
    In its present terms, the global system values property over human life.
    — William Greider
    tags: present  human  value  property 
     
    I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property.
    — William Graham Sumner
    tags: opinion  property  worth 
     
    It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land.
    — William Graham Sumner
    tags: jealousy  property 
     
    There ought to be no laws to guarantee property against the folly of its possessors.
    — William Graham Sumner
    tags: law  property 
     
    If admiration were not generally deemed the exclusive property of the rich, and contempt the constant lackey of poverty, the love of gain would cease to be an universal problem.
    — William Godwin
    Things work once you have property, trade and contract in place.
    — William G. Kline
    tags: work  property 
     
    Man the sum of what have you. A problem in impure properties carried tediously to an unvarying nil: stalemate of dust and desire.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: desires  men  problem  property 
     
    Those who suffer from the abuse of drugs have themselves to blame for it. This does not mean that society is absolved from active concern for their plight. It does mean that their plight is subordinate to the plight of those citizens who do not experiment with drugs but whose life, liberty, and property are substantially affected by the illegalization of the drugs sought after by the minority.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Whatever you may suffer, speak the truth. Be worthy of the entire confidence of your associates. Consider what is right as to what must be done. It is not necessary that you should keep your property, or even your life, but it is necessary that you should hold fast your integrity.
    — William Ellery Channing
    The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.
    — William Eldridge Odom
    tags: world  right  property 
     
    The disposition to give a cup of cold water to a disciple is a far nobler property than the finest intellect. Satan has a fine intellect, but not the image of God.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: water  god  disciple  satan  property 
     
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