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"Discipline must be maintained." - Charles Dickens

"An unpopular rule is never long maintained." - Seneca the Younger

"Great empires are not maintained by timidity." - Tacitus

"An unpopular rule is never long maintained." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Liberty is maintained by responsible freedom." - Roger W Hancock

"At the end, excitement maintained its hysteria." - Jerry Coleman

"I have always maintained the importance of Aunts" - Jane Austen

"The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force." - Voltaire

"They've maintained their unbeaten record between the legs." - Barry Davies

"Behavior is shaped and maintained by its consequences" - B F Skinner

"Freedom to speak... can be maintained only by promoting debate." - Walter Lippmann

"They (Thucydides and Xenophon) maintained the dignity of history." - Henry Bolingbroke

"The true charter of liberty is independence, maintained by force." - Voltaire

"Hysteria takes too much energy to be maintained forever." - Mira Grant

"Prisons are universities of crime, maintained by the state." - Peter Kropotkin

"I've always maintained that men were more romantic than women." - Helen Fisher

"Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained." - Aaron Burr

"Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed." - Henry Miller

"I understood public relations and always maintained a high profile." - Earl Butz

"No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"No government can be maintained without the principle of fear as well as duty." - Jon Meacham

"It is a foolish man who believes that the status quo can be maintained indefinitely." - Charley Reese

"Freedom is not only bought with a great price; it is maintained by unremitting effort." - Calvin Coolidge

"How far does a pretence of feeling, maintained with absolute conviction, become authentic?" - Angela Carter

"America has maintained a prohibition on negotiating with terrorists for good reason." - James Inhofe

"We live in an age of artificial scarcity, maintained by ignorance and fear." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of avoiding baths" - Che Guevara

"I've always maintained terrorism passes through Pakistan, it doesn't evolve in Pakistan." - Asif Ali Zardari

"I have often maintained that fiction may be much more instructive than real history." - John Foster (essayist)

"The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence." - Leon Trotsky

"If the bubbles contain a misconception, as they always do, then it can't be maintained forever." - George Soros

"Civilizations have been founded and maintained on theories which refused to obey facts." - Joe Orton

"Amity itself can only be maintained by reciprocal respect, and true friends are punctilious equals." - Herman Melville

"The reality is the park has been badly maintained for years." - Scott Michael Foster

"Faith is difficult to conquer and requires daily battles if it is to be maintained." - Paulo Coelho

"Many infidels have maintained that Ignorance is the mother of Devotion." - James Boswell

"No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained." - Abraham Lincoln

"If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace." - John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

"The most dominant cultural attributes maintained are the ones that are reinforced by your environment." - Peter Joseph

"Persistence, persistence, and persistence. The Power can be created and maintained through daily practice - continuous effort." - Bruce Lee

"Let us with Caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." - George Washington

"I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll." - Henry Rollins

"What you get with violence can be maintained only with violence" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I've always maintained a cordial dislike for indent, because it's usually right." - Larry Wall

"I've always maintained that you can be sexy with your clothes on. Sexier maybe." - Suzi Quatro

"Software as an asset isn't stable over time; it needs to be maintained." - Brian Behlendorf

"I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality." - Peter Fonda

"In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained." - Robert Graves

"Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained." - Seamus Heaney

"I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll." - Henry Rollins

"Order is manifestly maintained in the universe... governed by the sovereign will of God." - James Prescott Joule

"I'd always maintained an image so that people wouldn't approach me." - John Lurie

"Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours." - Thomas Mann

"The one thing I've always maintained is that I'm an American Indian. I'm not politically correct." - Russell Means

"If peace cannot be maintained with honour, it is no longer peace." - John Russell

"Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse." - George A Sheehan

"The U.S. embargo imposed on Nicaragua, rather than weakening the Sandinistas, actually maintained them in power." - Bianca Jagger

"Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying." - W Clement Stone

"If it is right that schools should be maintained by the whole community for the well-being of the whole, it is right also that libraries should be so maintained." - Andrew Carnegie

"I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn." - Jackie Joyner-Kersee

"In a democracy, the opposition is not only tolerated as constitutional, but must be maintained because it is indispensable." - Walter Lippmann

"A tyranny based on ... deception and maintained by terror must inevitably perish from the poison it generates within itself." - Albert Einstein

"I probably have not killed anyone in America because I write, I've maintained good controls over myself by writing." - Sonia Sanchez

"Until the late-nineteenth-century the House of Commons maintained a formal ban on the reporting of its debates." - Clive Ponting

"If a garden is well maintained and neatly landscaped, there must be a dedicated and efficient gardener." - Mr. Lee

"Some marriages are made in heaven, but they all have to be maintained on earth. Mrs Miracle" - Debbie Macomber

"Is there a polity better ordered, the offices better distributed, and more inviolably observed and maintained, than that of bees?" - Michel De Montaigne

"The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race." - Sally Miller Gearhart

"The records I always maintained were there to serve just one purpose - that was to be broken" - Tommy Woodcock

"In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy" - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"I have always maintained that a man can be as good or bad depending upon his life-partner." - Bunny Reuben

"No facts, however indubitably detected, no effort of reason, however magnificently maintained, can prove that Bach's music is beautiful." - Edith Hamilton

"The rule of law should be respected so that the basic structure of our democracy is maintained and further strengthened." - Lal Bahadur Shastri

"Lasting goal achievement requires lots of time, hard work, sacrifice & dedication to a process that is maintained over years." - Marshall Goldsmith

"I may not be the most interesting architect, but I'm still out there and have maintained some position of integrity." - David Chipperfield

"India has always maintained that there will be no third party in Indo-Pak talks. Hurriyat cannot be a party." - Sushma Swaraj

"Like a good marriage, trust on a team is never complete; it must be maintained over time." - Patrick Lencioni

"I've had ups and downs but always maintained I was a working actor, which is a beautiful thing." - Taryn Manning

"For several years more I maintained public relations with the Almighty. But privately, I ceased to associate with him." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Those who had entrusted their leaders knew it was for a purpose, and the purpose should be maintained." - Vanna Bonta

"Since ancient times, philosophers have maintained that to strive too hard for one's own happiness is self-defeating." - Peter Singer

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties." - Abraham Lincoln

"But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained." - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

"I've always maintained that the problem in India is that we only give credit to big contributions." - Gautam Gambhir

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained." - James A Garfield

"I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools." - Wilkie Collins

"In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy." - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"New York is a city with virtually no habitable public space - only private spaces expensively maintained within the general disaster." - John Updike

"I have always maintained that in basketball the importance of the mental to the physical is about four to one." - Bobby Knight

"An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason." - Joseph Mccabe

"Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism." - Dorothy Thompson

"I think because I've maintained my residence in New York, those kinds of films have been more accessible." - Gretchen Mol

"The status of 'native' is a nervous condition introduced and maintained by the settler among colonized people with their consent." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"We're only one of a few states that have maintained our Triple-A bond rating from the major rating agencies." - Bob Holden

"Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche." - Germaine Greer

"The aim of any good constitution is to achieve in a society a high degree of political harmony, so that order and justice and freedom may be maintained." - Russell Kirk

"Our wish is that...[there be] maintained that state of property, equal or unequal, which results to every man from his own industry or that of his fathers." - Thomas Jefferson

"The German Fuhrer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consistently sought to make the practices of Germany conform to the theory of evolution." - Arthur Keith

"Women were the slave class that maintained the species in order to free the other half for the business of the world ..." - Shulamith Firestone

"I have faced many different obstacles in my life, and have always maintained a strong belief that no matter the circumstances, I could overcome those obstacles," - Kirk Gibson

"[We need to] protect copyright at all costs. Don't do cheap deals with Google and these other cyber-monsters. Recognize that the creative artist has to be maintained." - Harold Evans

"I've always maintained that black people and women suffer from a presumption of incompetence. The burdens of proof are different. It just gets so tiresome." - Carol Moseley Braun

"I now let go of worn out things, worn out conditions, and worn out relationships. Divine order is now established and maintained in me and in my world." - Catherine Ponder

"Love as distinct from "being in love" is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit..." - C S Lewis

"Your assumption, to be effective, cannot be a single isolated act, it must be a maintained attitude of the wish fulfilled." - Neville Goddard

"[The General Staff] maintained three sets of casualty figures, one to fool the public, one to fool the Government and one to fool themselves." - David Lloyd George

"Everything lives by movement, everything is maintained by equilibrium, and harmony results from the analogy of contraries; this law is the form of forms." - Eliphas Levi

"You must have an alibi to show why you lost. If you haven't one, you must fake one. You self confidence must be maintained." - Christy Mathewson

"I have always maintained that if a program is to be successful, it must... be voluntary... based on need and must not be financed through a payroll tax." - Thruston Ballard Morton

"Mark what a generosity and courage (a dog) will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God" - Francis Bacon

"I've always maintained that all characters and all personalities are in all of us. The whole thing is available. You're not this or that, no one is." - Richard Gere

"Buddhists and Taoists of the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan share the same roots and instructions and have always maintained sound exchanges." - Jia Qinglin

"I think today's athletes generally are spoiled by what's happened to salaries, but I also think that golfers have maintained the best demeanor of any sport." - Arnold Palmer

"So great a contribution to physics was Two New Sciences that scholars have long maintained that the book anticipated Isaac Newton's laws of motion." - Stephen Hawking

"Style, in the broadest sense of all, is consciousness. More specifically it is a consistent idiom arising spontaneously from the personality but deliberately maintained." - Quentin Crisp

"He carefully maintained the blase air of one who had been here before and had been incredibly well dressed that time too" - Cassandra Clare

"The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes." - Tacitus

"For as laws are necessary that good manners may be preserved, so there is need of good manner that laws may be maintained." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"For the existentials, negation is their God. To be precise, that god is maintained only through the negation of human reason. But, like suicides, gods change with men." - Albert Camus

"But alas, if I have not maintained my victory, it is God's fault for not making man and the devil of equal strength." - Victor Hugo

"It don't spit or swear or sleep around. I've always maintained I'm the most radical rock'n'roll singer Britain has ever seen." - Cliff Richard

"Raw in the fields the rude militia swarms, Mouth without hands; maintained at vast expense, In peace a charge, in war a weak defence." - John Dryden

"In the United Nations, when China entered, we voted on the same position, and since then we have maintained the same position, that position has not changed." - S. R. Nathan

"No tame animal has lost less of its native dignity or maintained more of its ancient reserve. The domestic cat might rebel tomorrow." - William E Conway Jr

"When they remain in garrison, soldiers are maintained with fear and punishment; when they are then led to war, with hope and reward." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The sanctity of law can be maintained only so long as it is the expression of the will of the people." - Bhagat Singh

"Bad art is maintained by the neurotic, who is deadly afraid of authentic art because it inspires him to go on living, and he is terrified of life." - Rebecca West

"I have always maintained that there is nothing wrong with nursery food now that we are grown up and can have a glass of wine with it." - Elizabeth Ray

"The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms, armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes" - Tacitus

"You can't change the world, but you can change yourself. That adage suits consumer capitalism perfectly, since the illusion of changing ourselves is a successfully maintained through shopping." - Madeleine Bunting

"She had always maintained a cynical facade, using it as a defence against embarrassment, fear, loneliness... but at the moment she felt unusually vulnerable." - Lisa Kleypas

"The distinction between what is real and what is imaginary is not one that can be finely maintained ... all existing thing are ... imaginary." - Gregg Braden

"When two people meet, as long as there is any form of rapport maintained, the person with the most certainty will eventually influence ther other person." - Tony Robbins

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

"The struggle for democracy has to be maintained on as many fronts as culture has aspects: political, economic, international, educational, scientific and artistic, religious." - John Dewey

"You ca' change the world, but you can change yourself. That adage suits consumer capitalism perfectly, since the illusion of changing ourselves is a successfully maintained through shopping." - Madeleine Bunting

"Bond didn't defend the practice. He simply maintained that the more effort and ingenuity you put into gambling, the more you took out." - Ian Fleming

"I am afraid to live in the society we live in today. Our society cannot be maintained by this type of incompetency." - Jacque Fresco

"Success is achieved and maintained by those who keep trying with positive mental attitude. What you try for is up to you." - W Clement Stone

"I had abandoned Catholicism, but even during my short militant atheist period I maintained an interest in western religious art and music." - Tim Crane

"I've always maintained that the only things to uphold are the good, the true and the beautiful. We have to reject what's ugly." - Imelda Marcos

"Dublin Castle, if it did not know what the Irish people want, could not so infallibly have maintained its tradition of giving them the opposite." - Thomas Kettle

"Raw in the fields the rude militia swarms, Mouth without hands; maintained at vast expense, In peace a charge, in war a weak defence." - John Dryden

"Since Day 1, we have maintained that ours is a Government dedicated to the poor and will continue to work dedicatedly for the welfare of the poor." - Narendra Modi

"The Macedonian kings, who maintained that their Greek ancestry traced back to Zeus, had long given homes and patronage to Greece's most distinguished artists." - Robin Lane Fox

"As Marxists we have maintained that peaceful coexistence among nations does not encompass coexistence between the exploiters and the exploited, between the oppressors and the oppressed." - Che Guevara

"No Swaraj government with any pretension to being a popular government can possibly be organised and maintained on a war-footing." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The conflict with Hell cannot be maintained by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan." - Maximilian Kolbe