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"Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty." - Rutherford B Hayes

"Either man will abolish war, or war will abolish man." - Bertrand Russell

"We must abolish nuclear weapons, or they will abolish us." - John F Kennedy

"Hillary Clinton wants to abolish - essentially abolish - the Second Amendment." - Donald Trump

"we can't abolish prejudice through laws ..." - Belva Ann Lockwood

"If Voting Changed Anything They'd Abolish It" - Ken Livingstone

"Belligerents always abolish war after a war." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"If voting changed anything, they'd abolish it." - Ken Livingstone

"If you would abolish covetousness, you must abolish its mother, profusion." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"If you want to kill Christianity you must abolish Sunday." - Voltaire

"Abolish all taxation save that upon land values." - Henry George

"A throw of the dice will never abolish chance." - Stephane Mallarme

"To abolish fear correctly is to nurture law and order." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I'm suggesting that we abolish the social function of prisons." - Angela Davis

"All the legislation in the world will not abolish kissing." - Elinor Glyn

"If we do not abolish war on this earth, then surely one day war will abolish us from the earth." - Harry S Truman

"Better to abolish serfdom from above than to wait till it begins to abolish itself from below." - Alexander II

"Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty. As millionaires increase, pauperism grows. The more millionaires, the more paupers." - Rutherford B Hayes

"I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first." - Charlie Chaplin

"I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table... I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first." - Charlie Chaplin

"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all" - Nikita Khrushchev

"The only way to abolish war is to make peace seem heroic." - John Dewey

"If we come to power we will abolish the multi-ethnic society." - Hans Janmaat

"People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I think sculpture and painting have an effect to teach us manners, and abolish hurry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish Him." - Mikhail Bakunin

"It is impossible to abolish either with a law or an axe the desires of men." - Walter Lippmann

"The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race." - Noel Ignatiev

"The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us." - John F Kennedy

"Let's abolish the term 'childish' because adults normally cause the largest problems." - Adora Svitak

"Gordon Brown promised to abolish boom and bust. He has kept half his promise." - William Hague

"Nothing guarantees more applause and more support than the call to abolish the IRS." - Frank Luntz

"Said Marx, Don't be snobbish, we seek to abolish The 3rd class, not the 1st." - Christopher Logue

"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all." - Nikita Khrushchev

"She [Theresa May] has done more to bring immigration down and abolish things like bogus colleges." - Damian Green

"Let the past abolish the past when - and if - it can substitute something better." - William Faulkner

"We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now." - George Orwell

"Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to." - Epictetus

"The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property." - Karl Marx

"Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty... mine's putting in an express lane." - Ron White

"I think I would abolish schools which systematically inculcate sectarian beliefs." - Richard Dawkins

"Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves." - Herbert Marcuse

"To deschool means to abolish the power of one person to oblige another." - Ivan Illich

"Abolish the Loyal League and the Ku Klux Klan; let us come together and stand together." - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"The English never abolish anything. They put it in cold storage." - Alfred North Whitehead

"I believe a time will come when an opportunity will be offered to abolish this lamentable evil." - Patrick Henry

"music alone can abolish differences of language or culture between two people and evoke something indestructible within them." - Irene Nemirovsky

"What we need is someone to abolish the House Of Lords, get rid of the Royal Family..." - John Boorman

"Help and you will abolish apathy-the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil." - Tom Hanks

"Art's only concern with the real is to abolish it, and to substitute for it a new reality" - Jean Rousset

"I should like to abolish funerals; the time to mourn a person is at his birth, not his death." - Baron de Montesquieu

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation." - Belva Ann Lockwood

"I maintain that we ought to abolish the institution and stop causing or facilitating the existence of more 'companion' animals." - Gary L Francione

"Art's only concern with the real is to abolish it, and to substitute for it a new reality" - Jean Rousset

"We are attempting, by this Constitution, to abolish factions, and to unite all parties for the general welfare." - Alexander Hamilton

"Fight on land and sea All men want to be free If they don't never mind we'll abolish all mankind" - Peter Weiss

"There is only one institution in the society capable of acting to abolish poverty. That is the Federal Government." - Michael Harrington

"A slave- holder, who has decided to abolish slavery, does not consult his slaves whether they desire freedom or not." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Fight on land and sea All men want to be free If they don't never mind we'll abolish all mankind" - Peter Weiss

"The greatest service we can do the common man is to abolish him and make all men uncommon." - Norman Angell

"The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself." - Anatoly Chubais

"The Internal Revenue Service is more ruthless than the Gestapo. Abolish the IRS! Stamp out organized crime!" - Evel Knievel

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation." - Belva Lockwood

"To abolish war it is necessary to abolish patriotism, and to abolish patriotism it is necessary first to understand that it is an evil. Tell people that patriotism is bad and most will reply, 'Yes, bad patriotism is bad, but mine is good patriotism.'" - Leo Tolstoy

"War is elevating, because the individual disappears before the great conception of the state... What a perversion of morality to wish to abolish heroism among men!" - Heinrich von Treitschke

"It is the essence of poetry to spring, like the rainbow daughter of Wonder, from the invisible, to abolish the past, and refuse all history." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No power on earth, however, can abolish the merciless class distinction between those who are physically desirable and the lonely, pallid, spotted, silent, unfancied majority." - John Mortimer

"If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers." - Alphonse Karr

"Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable .. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us." - John F Kennedy

"As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty and special privilege grow" - Henry Ford

"And what would you do, ... if you could rule the world for a day? I suppose I would have no choice but to abolish reality." - Robert Musil

"War is elevating, because the individual disappears before the great conception of the state... What a perversion of morality to wish to abolish heroism among men!" - Leo Heinrich von Trietsch

"It would now be technically possible to unify the world, abolish war and poverty altogether, if men desired their own happiness more than the misery of their enemies." - Bertrand Russell

"America My Country: last nation on earth to abolish human slavery; first of all nations to drop the nuclear bomb on our fellow human beings." - Edward Abbey

"The question of common sense is always: 'what is it good for?' - a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage." - James Russell Lowell

"If God did not exist, we should have to invent him. If God did exist, we should have to abolish Him." - Albert Camus

"Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom." - Bill Vaughan

"War cannot be used as a means to prevent or abolish wars. ... The idea of a war to prevent war is one of its oldest, and cruelest, tricks." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"we certainly do not want to abolish power, that would be abolishing life itself, but we need a new orientation toward it." - Mary Parker Follett

"Simulation is the situation created by any system of signs when it becomes sophisticated enough, autonomous enough, to abolish its own referent and to replace it with itself." - Jean Baudrillard

"A God who did not abolish suffering-worse , a God who abolished sin precisely by suffering-is a scandal to the modern mind." - Peter Kreeft

"They that endeavour to abolish vice destroy also virtue, for contraries, though they destroy one another, are yet the life of one another." - Thomas Browne

"Anybody who really wants to abolish war must resolutely declare himself in favor of his own country's resigning a portion of sovereignty in place of international institutions." - Albert Einstein

"Positively, the effect of speeding up temporal sequence is to abolish time, much as the telegraph and cable abolished space. Of course, the photograph does both." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Oswald Cabal: There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile." - H G Wells

"The question of common sense is always what is it good for? - a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage." - James Russell Lowell

"As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow." - Henry Ford

"Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom." - Alfred Victor Vigny

"Wisdom is known only by contrasting it with folly; by shadow only we perceive that all visible objects are not flat. Yet Philanthropos would abolish evil!" - Ambrose Bierce

"Nothing radically changes when instead of human satisfaction, we think of the satisfaction of some heavenly being! God's person displaces the problem and does not abolish it." - Georges Bataille

"If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers." - Alphonse Karr

"To be creative means to connect. It's to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction." - Nawal El Saadawi

"By liberating women from household work and helping to abolish professions such as domestic service, the washing machine and other household goods completely revolutionised the structure of society." - Hajoon Chang

"Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime." - Angela Davis

"To establish any mode to abolish war, however advantageous it might be to Nations, would be to take from such Government the most lucrative of its branches." - Thomas Paine

"I will not be a Democrat or a Republican. They are the problem, not the solution. We need to abolish political parties in this country." - Jesse Ventura

"Troubles are only mental; it is the mind that manufactures them, and the mind can gorge them, banish them, abolish them." - Mark Twain

"I speak on due consideration because Britain, France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery, and all other European states are preparing to abolish it as speedily as they can." - William H Seward

"There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile." - H G Wells

"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life." - John F Kennedy

"Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If, as they say, God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?" - Epicurus

"You have to abolish pension plans. You have to abolish social spending. You have to raise taxes. You have to have at least fifty percent of the European population emigrate, either to Russia or China. You would have to have mass starvation. Very simple. That's the price that the Eurozone thinks is well worth paying." - Michael Hudson

"Anarchism is really a synonym for socialism. The anarchist is primarily a socialist whose aim is to abolish the exploitation of man by man. Anarchism is only one of the streams of socialist thought, that stream whose main components are concern for liberty and haste to abolish the State." - Daniel Guerin

"You point out that war is only a symptom of the whole horrid business of human behavior, and cannot be isolated. And that, even if we abolish war, we shall not abolish hate and greed. So might it have been argued about slave emancipation, that slavery was but one aspect of human disgustingness, and that to abolish it would not end the barbarity that causes it. But did the abolitionists therefore waste their breath? And do we waste ours now in protesting against war?" - Rose Macaulay

"When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?" - Martin Luther

"Self defense is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges everyone to resist the first approaches of tyranny." - Elbridge Gerry

"We do not wish to abolish teaching and to make every man his own master, but if the curates will not teach the gospel, the layman must have the Scripture, and read it for himself, taking God for his teacher." - William Tyndale

"The English are probably more capable than most peoples of making revolutionary change without bloodshed. In England, if anywhere,it would be possible to abolish poverty without destroying liberty." - George Orwell

"Between married persons, the cement of friendship is by the laws supposed so strong as to abolish all division of possessions: andhas often, in reality, the force ascribed to it." - David Hume

"What do we find God 'doing about' this business of sin and evil?...God did not abolish the fact of evil; He transformed it. He did not stop the Crucifixion; He rose from the dead." - Dorothy L Sayers

"I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective - the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"[T]he only thing the United States government ever did about slavery was to abolish it. Perhaps that was a mistake, but I do not feel inclined to apologize for it." - Jeff Cooper

"I have heard that stiff people lose something of their awkwardness under high ceilings, and in spacious halls. I think, sculptureand painting have an effect to teach us manners, and abolish hurry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are countries in which it would be as absurd to establish popular governments as to abolish all the restraints in a school or to unite all the strait-waistcoats in a madhouse." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation." - Lord Acton

"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class." - John Acton

"It is one of the primary motives of modern art that it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer, the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom." - John Locke

"I know we can't abolish prejudice through laws, but we can set up guidelines for our actions by legislation. If women are given equal pay for Civil Service jobs, maybe other employers will do the same." - Belva Lockwood

"I would close every recruiting station, disband the Army, and disarm the Air Force. I would abolish the whole dreadful equipment of war, and say to the world; 'Do your worst!'" - George Lansbury

"Involuntary mental hospitalization is like slavery. Refining the standards for commitment is like prettifying the slave plantations. The problem is not how to improve commitment, but how to abolish it" - Thomas Szasz

"Talent warms-up the given (as they say in cookery) and makes it apparent; genius brings something new. But our time lets talent pass for genius. They want to abolish the genius, deify the genius, and let talent forge ahead." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Trial by jury must and shall be preserved! Amidst the throng of crude sacrilegisms ... that assail us nowadays in the legal sanctuary, none is more shortsighted, none more dangerous, than the proposal to abolish trial by jury." - John Henry Wigmore

"Involuntary mental hospitalization is like slavery. Refining the standards for commitment is like prettifying the slave plantations. The problem is not how to improve commitment, but how to abolish it." - Thomas Szasz

"Nothing, of course, will ever take the place of the good old fashion of 'liking' a work of art or not liking it; the more improved criticism will not abolish that primitive, that ultimate, test." - Henry James

"The uneasy ghost of Marx must suffer the torments of the damned at the truth glaring from the pages of history that one does not abolish property by transferring it to the state." - Louis O. Kelso

"The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into smaller states and all-national isolation, not only to bring the nations closer to each other, but also to merge them." - Vladimir Lenin

"I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub." - Grover Norquist

"We rail at trade, but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race. Until that task is accomplished, even partial reform will prove elusive, because white influence permeates every issue in U.S. society, whether domestic or foreign." - Noel Ignatiev

"But perhaps the next step isn't to, once again, expand the otherwise narrow definition of marriage but to altogether abolish the false distinction between married families and other equally valid but unrecognized partnerships." - Sally Kohn

"Help publicly. Help privately. Help make sense where sense has gone missing. Help science to solve and faith to soothe. Help, and you will abolish apathy-the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil." - Tom Hanks

"Women's liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let's get on with it." - Germaine Greer

"The movement to abolish the death penalty needs the religious community because the heart of religion is about compassion, human rights, and the indivisible dignity of each human person made in the image of God." - Helen Prejean

"The greatest contributor to the feeling of tension and fear of war arose from the power of the bombing aeroplane. If all nations would consent to abolish air bombardment . . . that would mean the greatest possible release from fear." - Ernest Rutherford

"No human law can abolish the natural and original right of marriage, nor in any way limit the chief and principal purpose of marriage ordained by God's authority from the beginning: "Increase and multiply." - Pope Leo XIII

"Governments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them at will whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established." - Jefferson Davis

"Environmental scientists also show us clearly that from the environmental and ecological points of view that nuclear war is not preventable. The only way to get rid of this danger is to abolish all nuclear weapons" - Tadatoshi Akiba

"By the way, when I say cut taxes, I don't mean fiddle with the code. I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing." - Ron Paul

"Found objects, chance creations, ready-mades (mass-produced items promoted into art objects, such as Duchamp's "Fountain"-urinal as sculpture) abolish the separation between art and life. The commonplace is miraculous if rightly seen." - Charles Simic

"I feel a degree of regret that Marshall did not push on and say 'abolish the GLC' because I think it would have been a major saving and would have released massive resources for productive use." - Ken Livingstone

"No human law can abolish the natural and original right of marriage, nor in any way limit the chief and principal purpose of marriage ordained by God's authority from the beginning: "Increase and multiply." - Pope Leo XIII

"There is one ray of hope. It seems to me that today the responsible leaders of the several peoples have, in the main, the honest will to abolish war." - Albert Einstein

"The anti-slavery parties were also called spoilers, including the Republican party that went on not just to abolish slavery but they actually take over the Presidency moving very quickly from third-party into the Presidency." - Jill Stein

"I feel a degree of regret that Marshall did not push on and say 'Abolish the GLC', because I think it would be a major saving and would have released massive resources for more productive use." - Ken Livingstone

"Ah've never felt anything about countries, other than total disgust. They should fuckin abolish the lot of them. Kill every fuckin parasite politician that ever mouthed lies and fascist platitudes in a shell-suit and a smarmy smile." - Irvine Welsh

"The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation." - John Dalberg

"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society." - Anonymous



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