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"War cannot be abolished unless classes are abolished." - Vladimir Lenin

"Slavery can never be abolished." - James Henry Hammond

"Superfluous and should be abolished." - Joe Higgins

"poverty is obsolete and hunger is abolished" - W. S. Gilbert

"War cannot be humanized. It can only be abolished." - Albert Einstein

"Charity should be abolished; and be replaced by justice." - Norman Bethune

"Current illusion is that science has abolished all natural laws." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The immoral profession of musical criticism must be abolished." - Richard Wagner

"Standing armies shall in time be totally abolished." - Immanuel Kant

"A Dhomhnall, I have to tell you, you are abolished." - Eamon De Valera

"The state is not abolished, it withers away." - Friedrich Engels

"Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking." - Nina Simone

"The laws of circumstance are abolished by new circumstances." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Modern marriage has lost its meaning-consequently it is being abolished." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day should be abolished because they are sexist." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been tolerant." - John Swayze

"Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives." - Aristophanes

"Titles are abolished; and the American Republic swarms with men claiming and bearing them." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Child psychology and child psychiatry cannot be reformed. They must be abolished." - Thomas Szasz

"Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors." - Charles Bukowski

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

"I have come to think that capital punishment should be abolished." - Jack Kemp

"Italian politicians are stupid and expensive, that's why they should be fired, abolished, or better eliminated." - William C. Brown

"Political parties in Italy are so stupid and expensive that they deserve to be abolished." - William C. Brown

"A corrupt practice may be abolished, but a soiled imagination is not easily cleansed." - Hannah More

"Comfort becomes a goal when distinctions of rank are abolished and privileges destroyed." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"It's not that hard to say slavery is wrong after we've abolished it." - Shane Claiborne

"It's almost impossible to imagine bullfighting abolished from Spain entirely. Values do change, though." - Bette Ford

"War can only be abolished by the establishment of a world government." - Bertrand Russell

"If the death penalty is to be abolished, let those gentlemen, the murderers, do it first." - Alphonse Karr

"I do not know the word 'quit.' Either I never did, or I have abolished it." - Susan Butcher

"Relegating women to second-class citizenship was abolished when Jesus died on the cross." - Tony Campolo

"Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life." - Aristophanes

"We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals?" - Brigitte Bardot

"Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle." - Aleister Crowley

"City governments ought to be abolished, if only as a public health measure." - L Neil Smith

"By the year 1982 the graduated income tax will have practically abolished major differences in wealth." - Irwin Edman

"It is my ambition to be, as a private individual, abolished and voided from history, leaving it markless." - William Faulkner

"Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery,I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished." - Robert E Lee

"May the death penalty, an unworthy punishment still used in some countries, be abolished throughout the world." - Pope John Paul Ii

"Beggars should be abolished. It annoys one to give to them, and it annoys one not to give to them." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I don't believe in capital punishmint, Hinnissy, but 'twill niver be abolished while th' people injye it so much." - Finley Peter Dunne

"Is it capitalism or states that must be destroyed in order to get peace, or must both be abolished?" - Kenneth Waltz

"I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished." - Charles Koch

"Were cricket and football abolished, it would bring upon the masses nothing but misery, depression, sloth, indiscipline and disorder." - F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

"What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews." - Martin Luther

"I should like the whole race of nurses to be abolished: children should be with their mother as much as possible, in my opinion." - Lewis Carroll

"Women are all the bloody sameyou can't love for five minutes without wanting it abolished in brats and house bloody wifery." - Samuel Beckett

"Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever." - George Orwell

"No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man." - Thomas Henry Huxley

"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

"We were once told that the aeroplane had "abolished frontiers"; actually it is only since the aeroplane became a serious weapon that frontiers have become definitely impassable." - George Orwell

"The use of torture is contrary to sound judgment and common sense. Humanity itself cries out against it, and demands it to be utterly abolished." - Catherine The Great

"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

"A king who feared wasps once decreed that they were abolished. As it happened, they did him no harm. But he was eventually stung to death by scorpions." - Idries Shah

"Money is the measure of morality, and the success or failure of slavery as a money-making system, determines with many whether...it should be maintained or abolished." - Frederick Douglass

"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

"The idea that the GLC should be abolished at a stroke is ill though out, undemocratic and will cost the people of London dear." - Ken Livingstone

"Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics eases and all things seem to be at peace." - Martin Luther

"Our Soviet society is socialist because private ownership of factories, plants, land, banks and means of transportation has been abolished in our country, and replaced by public ownership." - Joseph Stalin

"Based on a string of bad breakups, I was forced to examine my choice of partners. Surely, that must have abolished me from any wrongdoing." - Leo Buscaglia

"Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"For capitalism is abolished root and branch by the bare assumption that it is personal consumption and not enrichment that works as the compelling motive." - Karl Marx

"Beggars should be abolished entirely! Verily, it is annoying to give to them and it is annoying not to give to them." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun." - Mao Tse-Tung

"I'm afraid you gave up the right to pontificate on social mobility when you abolished educational maintenance allowance, trebled tuition fees and betrayed a generation of young people." - Harriet Harman

"The House of Lords must go - not be reformed, not be replaced, not be reborn in some nominated life-after-death patronage paradise, just closed down, abolished, finished." - Neil Kinnock

"We are advocates of the abolition of war, we do not want war; but war can only be abolished through war." - Mao Zedong

"Whereas the melancholic exhibits a state of general inhibition, in the manic patient even normal inhibitions of the instincts are partly or wholly abolished." - Karl Abraham

"A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished." - Mikhail Bakunin

"Insofar as we may at all claim that slavery has been abolished today, we owe its abolition to the practical consequences of science" - Albert Einstein

"War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun." - Mao Zedong

"Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one." - Maria Weston Chapman

"Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic system it upheld." - Sarah Churchwell

"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

"Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty." - Angela Davis

"The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished, is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having been landed just before my arrival, and another cargo during my stay." - George Grey

"The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security." - Thomas Paine

"We've consistently seen, since the late 1990s, that more than half of women believe that abortion should be severely restricted or abolished altogether." - Faye Wattleton

"We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished." - Emperor Norton

"The exhibition has now become no more than a bazaar where mediocrity spreads itself out with impudence. The exhibitions are useless and dangerous... they ought to be abolished." - Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

"It is the earnest hope of our people that the world may see the day when all nuclear weapons are abolished." - Eisaku Sato

"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

"Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education." - Robert Charles Winthrop

"Women have the same privileges and opportunities as men, given the New Testament. Relegating women to second-class citizenship was abolished when Jesus died on the cross." - Tony Campolo

"No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man." - Thomas Huxley

"Actual aristocracy cannot be abolished by any law: all the law can do is decree how it is to be imparted and who is to acquire it." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished." - Joshua A Norton

"We also heard the usual old nonsense that banning hunting would affect employment if we abolished crime we would put all the police out of work. If we abolished ill-health we would put all the nurses and doctors out of work. Will anybody argue that we should preserve crime and ill-health in order to keep people in jobs?" - Ann Widdecombe

"Darwin abolished special creations, contributed the Origin of Species and hitched all life together in one unbroken procession of Siamese Twins, the whole evolved by natural and orderly processes from one microscopic parent germ." - Mark Twain

"If slavery, as a national evil, is to be abolished, and it be just that it be done at the national expense, the amount of the expense is not a paramount consideration." - James Madison

"The spirit of the Japanese nation is, by its nature, a thing that must be propagated over the seven seas and extended over the five continents. Anything that may hinder its progress must be abolished, even by force." - Sadao Araki

"Pretension may sit still, but cannot act. Pretension never feigned an act of real greatness. Pretension never wrote an Iliad, nordrove back Xerxes, nor christianized the world, nor abolished slavery." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All distinctions of birth or of rank have been abolished. All citizens, whether native or adopted, are placed upon terms of precise equality. All are entitled to equal rights and equal protection." - James K Polk

"This pervasive idea that trans women deserve violence needs to be abolished. It's a socially sanctioned practice of blaming the victim. We must begin blaming our culture, which stigmatizes, demeans, and strips trans women of their humanity." - Janet Mock

"I never mean, unless some particular circumstances should compel it, to possess another slave by purchase, it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this country may be abolished by law." - George Washington

"With their own record of killing 12 million American Indians and supporting slavery for four decades after the British abolished it, Americans wish to project their historical guilt on to someone else." - Andrew Roberts

"The hated system of land tenure, so contributory to general unrest in Asia, has been abolished. Every farmer is now accorded the right and dignity of ownership of the land he long has tilled." - Douglas Macarthur

"Christianity, by introducing into Europe the truest principles of humanity, universal benevolence, and brotherly love, had happily abolished civil slavery. Let us who profess the same religion practice its precepts... by agreeing to this duty." - Richard Henry Lee

"Death either destroys or unhusks us. If it means liberation, better things await us when our burden s gone: if destruction, nothing at all awaits us; blessings and curses are abolished." - Seneca the Younger

"Let women be provided with living strength of their own. Let them have the means to attack the world and wrest from it their own subsistence, and their dependence will be abolished - that of man also." - Simone De Beauvoir

"The Civil Rights Commission should never have been brought into existence. It has been most prejudiced in its viewpoint, and has fomented trouble and racial disturbance since its inception. It should be abolished, not extended." - John Sparkman

"It is only the ending of capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism and the attainment of world communism that can provide the conditions under which the RACE question can finally be abolished and eliminated." - Kwame Nkrumah

"Racist, sexist, and homophobic thoughts cannot, alas, be abolished by fiat but only by the time-honored methods of persuasion, education and exposure to the other guy's-or excuse me, woman's-point of view." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"We have abolished human bondage because it cursed those who imposed it. It is now our bounden duty to oppose cruelty to those creatures of our common Father which share with man the mystery of life." - S. Parkes Cadman

"In fact, after having abolished the monarchy, the best of all governments, [the French Revolution] had transferred all the public power to the people - the people... ever easy to deceive and to lead into every excess" - Pope Pius VI

"This pervasive idea that trans women deserve violence needs to be abolished. It's a socially sanctioned practice of blaming the victim. We must begin blaming our culture, which stigmatizes, demeans, and strips trans women of their humanity." - Janet Mock

"[The] penalty of death was abolished in the Roman empire, a law of mercy most delightful to the humane theorist, but of which the practice, in a large and vicious community, is seldom consistent with the public safety." - Edward Gibbon

"Able to save to the uttermost, Lord to whom shall we go; Thou hast the words of eternal life? Thou who hast abolished death, upon whom else shall we suspend our immortality?" - Henry Melvill

"Is, is. is - the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don't know what anything is; I only know how it seems to me at this moment." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Death either destroys or unhusks us. If it means liberation, better things await us when our burden's gone: if destruction, nothing at all awaits us; blessings and curses are abolished." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Racist, sexist, and homophobic thoughts cannot, alas, be abolished by fiat but only by the time-honored methods of persuasion, education and exposure to the other guy's - or excuse me, woman's - point of view." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Imbued with the desire to secure for the German people the great religious, moral, and cultural values rooted in the two Christian Confessions, we have abolished the political organizations but strengthened the religious institutions." - Adolf Hitler

"Is," "is," "is"-the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don't know what anything "is"; I only know how it seems to me at this moment." - Robert Anton Wilson

"I'm afraid you gave up the right to pontificate on social mobility when you abolished educational maintenance allowance [EMA], trebled tuition fees and betrayed a generation of young people." - Harriet Harman

"There are self-styled "anarcho-capitalists" (not to be confused with anarchists of any persuasion), who want the state abolished as a regulator of capitalism, and government handed over to capitalists." - Donald Rooum

"Should slavery be abolished there, (and it is an event, which, from these circumstances, we may reasonably expect to be produced in time) let it be remembered, that the Quakers will have had the merit of its abolition." - Thomas Clarkson

"Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses." - Walter Duranty

"All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished." - George Grey

"Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war." - Kitty Kelley

"The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"My father established the first women's university in the kingdom, abolished slavery, and tried to establish a constitutional monarchy that separates the position of king from that of prime minister." - Basmah Bint Saud

"The only agency of the federal government with a more demoralized workforce than Homeland Security is the Small Business Administration, a notorious turkey farm that should have been abolished years ago." - Timothy Noah

"Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world will be long freeing itself from, and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind, is not yet abolished." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Disease will be eliminated. Death will be abolished. War will be eradicated. Nature will be transformed." - Billy Graham

"This brings us to Anarchism, which may be described as the doctrine that all the affairs of men should be managed by individuals or voluntary associations, and that the State should be abolished." - Benjamin Tucker

"I do not want to convince Christians to work for the abolition of war, but rather I want us to live recognizing that in the cross of Christ, war has been abolished." - Stanley Hauerwas

"The world has already been saved from war. The question is how Christians can and should live in a world of war as a people who believe that war has been abolished." - Stanley Hauerwas

"What has always puzzled me is the flexibility of God's word. For instance, Catholics can now eat meat on Fridays. And limbo has been abolished. How does this work? Who tells them?" - Simon Hoggart

"The Supreme Court, once in existence, cannot be abolished, because its foundation is not in an act of the legislative department of the Government, but in the Constitution of the United States." - Samuel Freeman Miller

"The prevailing ideology of the modern west - which is political economy - is in the doghouse. Having failed to notice atmospheric pollution, the economists then frightened themselves with the sort of financial crisis they said they had abolished." - James Buchan

"We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did." - Paul Nitze

"I have done it [appointed commissions] regretfully and with the hope that it would be temporary. But after a commission is established you find it always wants to enlarge itself, employ more people, is very busy with Senators and Congressmen to impress upon them the great value of the services of the commission, and even when I talk to people that I appoint to commissions and tell them I would like them to go on to various boards with the idea that they may be abolished, they say they ought to be abolished, but when they have taken their position they very soon seem to change their mind." - Calvin Coolidge

"Some few, & I am one, even wish to God, though at the loss of millions of lives, that the North would proclaim a crusade against Slavery. In the long run, a million horrid deaths would be amply repaid in the cause of humanity. ... Great God how I shd like to see that greatest curse on Earth Slavery abolished." - Charles Darwin

"In Italy, the Inquisition was condemning people to death until the end of the eighteenth century, and inquisitional torture was not abolished in the Catholic Church until 1816. The last bastion of support for the reality of witchcraft and the necessity of punishment has been the Christian churches." - Carl Sagan

"When fortune has been abolished, when every profession is open to everyone, an ambitious man may think it is easy to launch himself on a great career and feel that he has been called to no common destiny. But this is a delusion which experience quickly corrects." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"The People's Liberation Army is always a fighting force. Even after countrywide victory, our army will remain a fighting force during the historical period in which classes have not been abolished in our country and the imperialist system still exists in the world. On this point, there should be no misunderstanding or wavering." - Mao Zedong

"Every religion oppresses women. I talk about the Koran because I know this book best. It allows for torture and other mistreatment, especially for women. And I despise the Sharia laws. They cannot be changed. They must be thrown out, abolished." - Taslima Nasrin

"The distinctions of personal merit and influence, so conspicuous in a republic, so feeble and obscure under a monarchy, were abolished by the despotism of the emperors; who substituted in their room a severe subordination of rank and office, from the titled slaves who were seated on the steps of the throne, to the meanest instruments of arbitrary power." - Edward Gibbon

"Between women love is contemplative; caresses are intended less to gain possession of the other than gradually to re-create the self through her; separateness is abolished, there is no struggle, no victory, no defeat; in exact reciprocity each is at once subject and object, sovereign and slave; duality become mutuality." - Simone De Beauvoir

"This habit of free speaking at ladies' lunches has impaired society; it has doubtless led to many of the tragedies of divorce and marital unhappiness. Could society be deaf and dumb and Congress abolished for a season, what a happy and peaceful life one could lead!" - M. E. W. Sherwood

"I and most Australians want our immigration policy radically reviewed and that of multiculturalism abolished. I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians. Between 1984 and 1995, 40 per cent of all migrants coming into this country were of Asian origin. They have their own culture and religion, form ghettos and do not assimilate." - Pauline Hanson

"If the Marines are abolished half the efficiency of the Navy will be destroyed. They are as necessary to the well being of a ship as the officers. Instead of decreasing the Corps, I would rather hope to see a large increase, for we feel the want of Marines very much." - David Dixon Porter

"I know some say, let us have good laws, and no matter for the men that execute them: but let them consider, that though good laws do well, good men do better: for good laws may want good men, and be abolished or evaded [invaded in Franklin's print] by ill men; but good men will never want good laws, nor suffer ill ones." - Patrick Henry

"The supramental transformation, the supramental evolution must carry with it a lifting of mind, life and body out of themselves into a greater way of being in which yet their own ways and powers would be, not suppressed or abolished, but perfected and fulfilled by the self-exceeding." - Sri Aurobindo

"To regard states of distress in general as an objection, as something which must be abolished is the greatest nonsense on earth; having the most disastrous consequences, fatally stupid- almost as stupid as a wish to abolish bad weather - out of pity for the poor." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word." - George Orwell

"All these cries of having "abolished slavery," of having "saved the country," of having "preserved the union," of establishing a "government of consent," and of "maintaining the national honor," are all gross, shameless, transparent cheats - so transparent that they ought to deceive no one." - Lysander Spooner

"He who seeks to regulate everything by law is more likely to arouse vices than to reform them. It is best to grant what cannot be abolished, even though it be in itself harmful. How many evils spring from luxury, envy, avarice, drunkenness and the like, yet these are tolerated because they cannot be prevented by legal enactments." - Baruch Spinoza



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