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"Artillery conquers and infantry occupies." - J F C Fuller

"[Prayer] takes no time, but it occupies all our time." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The noble soul occupies itself with wisdom and friendship." - Epicurus

"They whom trifles distract and nothing occupies are but children." - John Lancaster Spalding

"Sculpture occupies the same space as your body." - Anish Kapoor

"A first love always occupies a special place." - Lee Konitz

"We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"The point, being indivisible, occupies no space. That which occupies no space is nothing. The limiting surface of one thing is the beginning of another." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"The opposition occupies the benches in front of you, but the enemy sits behind you" - Winston Churchill

"The mind wishes for what it has missed, and occupies itself with retrospective contemplation." - Petronius

"The photobook occupies that deep area between the novel and the film." - Lewis Baltz

"Everything that occupies space has form. The formless can only be infinite." - Swami Vivekananda

"When commercial capital occupies a position of unquestioned ascendancy, it everywhere constitutes a system of plunder." - Karl Marx

"Today, the army only occupies the territory once the war is over." - Paul Virilio

"The human mind naturally adapts itself to the position it occupies." - Charles Tupper

"Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence." - Elias Canetti

"The cinema occupies an important place in the overall development of art and literature." - Kim Jong Il

"March 11, 2004, now occupies a place in the history of infamy." - Jose Maria Aznar

"The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"A species is a reproductive community of populations reproductively isolated from others that occupies a specific niche in nature." - Ernst Mayr

"This war is not as in the past: whoever occupies a territory also imposes his own social system." - Joseph Stalin

"England occupies a warm spot in my affections. It was the scene of my greatest performance. I was born there." - Bob Hope

"Love occupies a vast space in a woman's thoughts, but fills a small portion in a man's life." - Maria Edgeworth

"The ground which a colored man occupies in this country is, every inch of it, sternly disputed." - Frederick Douglass

"Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state." - Swami Vivekananda

"I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction." - Anthony Kiedis

"The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"Search occupies this wonderful moment in a user's day where it doesn't even really break along demographics, right?" - Marissa Mayer

"For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Surely that which occupies the total time and energies of heaven must be a fitting pattern for earth." - Paul Billheimer

"We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians." - Charles Spurgeon

"The space that every man occupies in the world is measured by the faith he expresses in connection with his aims and purposes." - Napoleon Hill

"it's not my business," Scrooge returned. "It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's. Mine occupies me constantly." - Charles Dickens

"One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing" - Bo

"Love not only occupies the higher lobes of the brain, but crowds out the lower to make room for its expansion." - Horace Mann

"To whom to speak when the other no longer is? The place is empty when emptiness occupies all of the place." - Edmond Jabes

"In Nature everything has a meaning; that is, every object is exactly adapted to the place it occupies, and to the purpose for which it was made." - Solomon Caesar Malan

"Should a nation which attacks and occupies foreign territory in the face of United Nations disapproval be allowed to impose conditions on its own withdrawal?" - Dwight D Eisenhower

"If he could only see how small a vacancy his death would leave, the proud man would think less of the place he occupies in his lifetime." - Jean Baptiste Legouve

"Ravenel Plantation occupies a singular rise of wooded land in North Carolina, between Way-Home River, Loon Mountain, and the Silver Fork." - Elinor Macartney Lane

"I confess that I do not see what good it does to fulminate against the English tyranny while the Roman tyranny occupies the palace of the soul." - James Joyce

"I hate anything that occupies more space than it is worth... I hate to see a parcel of big words without anything in them." - William Hazlitt

"What repeatedly enters your mind and occupies your mind, eventually shapes your mind, and will ultimately express itself in what you do and who you become." - John Ortberg

"We set the treatment of bodies so high above the treatment of souls, that the physician occupies a higher place in society than the school-master." - Florence Nightingale

"you can always tell employees of the government by the total vacancy which occupies the space where most other people have faces." - John Kennedy Toole

"In any attempt to bridge the domains of experience belonging to the spiritual and physical sides of nature, time occupies the key position." - Arthur Eddington

"In the United States, the immigrant experience occupies a very central place in American mythology. And sometimes, that place wavers between acceptance and rejection." - Nguyen Viet Thang

"Prayer is always in danger of degenerating into a glorified gold rush. How to get things from God occupies most [books]." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Now if you think about the 20th century and the idea of visual vocabulary the album occupies a really important space in the cultural landscape and, above all." - DJ Spooky

"The history of Canada has been profoundly influenced by the habits of an animal which very fittingly occupies a prominent place on her coat of arms." - Harold Innis

"Sculpture occupies real space like we do... you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object." - Chuck Close

"One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing." - Bo Bennett

"Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off wings where he never ventures." - Francois Mauriac

"It's only when you're forbidden to talk about the future that you suddenly realize how much the future normally occupies the present." - Erica Jong

"People generally report higher levels of stress, depression, and tension after watching TV. It seems that TV's main virtue is that it occupies the mind undemandingly." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space." - Orson Pratt

"Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation, our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies." - Tomas Transtromer

"A lot of artists think they want anger. But a real, strong, bitter anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity." - David Lynch

"We humans appear on the cosmic calendar so recently that our recorded history occupies only the last few seconds of the last minute of December 31st." - Carl Sagan

"If you read the story of slavery and see the part that the Uncle Tom played in the plantation, and then you see how the white man today has changed his tactics, but he still occupies the same position, in that same context you find Uncle Tom. He has changed his tactics but he still occupies the same position." - Malcolm X

"Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors...disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it." - Rebecca Solnit

"The imperialistic or capitalistic system occupies areas. It occupies Vietnam now. They occupy them by sending soldiers there, by sending policeman there. The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. The gun in the establishment's hand makes the establishment secure in its exploitation." - Huey Newton

"The Bible rose to the place it now occupies because it deserved to rise to that place, and not because God sent anybody with a box of tricks to prove its divine authority." - Bruce Barton

"Criticism occupies the lowest place in the literary hierarchy: as regards form, almost always; and as regards moral value, incontestably. It comes after rhyming games and acrostics, which at least require a certain inventiveness." - Gustave Flaubert

"Necessary preparations have been discussed and taken for the complete and fundamental elimination of this concern, which occupies an important place in the exalted state's list of vital issues." - Talaat Pasha

"Mr. Bucchino occupies a special niche. His flowing, finely made piano ballads describe an urban single life in which relationships come and go... with high expectations, high anxiety and open hearts." - Stephen Holden

"The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis" - Henry Mayhew

"A monk is not forbidden to marry, but if he takes a wife she becomes a monk with the same powers and privileges and occupies the same social position as her husband." - Swami Vivekananda

"If everything when it occupies an equal space is at rest, and if that which is in locomotion is always occupying such a space at any moment, the flying arrow is therefore motionless." - Aristotle

"Love, like life, is so insecure. It moves in our lives and occupies its sweet space in our hearts so easily. But it never guarantees that it will stay there forever. Probably that's why it is so precious." - Ravinder Singh

"I hate anything that occupies more space than it is worth. I hate to see a load of bandboxes go along the street, and I hate to see a parcel of big words without anything in them." - William Hazlitt

"The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and passions; can go from place to place. He can eat, drink, and talk" - Orson Pratt

"If adjustment is necessary, it should be made primarily with regard to the position the homosexual occupies in present-day society, and society should more often be treated than the homosexual." - Harry Benjamin

"All human beings go through a previous life... Who knows how many fleshly forms the heir of heaven occupies before he can be brought to understand the value of that silence and solitude of spiritual worlds?" - Honore De Balzac

"The supremacy of public opinion determines not only the singular role that economics occupies in the complex of thought and knowledge. It determines the whole process of human history." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Every Englishman believes that Handel now occupies an important position in heaven. If so, le bon Dieu must feel toward him very much as Louis Treize felt toward Richelieu." - George Frideric Handel

"Here at work we're all just trying to get a job done. My people have the confidence of their convictions and they know their skills. And that occupies most of my time." - Bill Gates

"When a man gets it into his head to do something, and when he exclusively occupies himself in that design, he must succeed, whatever the difficulties. That man will become Grand Vizier or Pope." - Giacomo Casanova

"Knowledge exists in two forms - lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies only an inferior position." - Albert Einstein

"An industrious farmer occupies a more dignified place in the scale of beings...than a lazy lounger...too proud to work, and drawing out a miserable existence by eating on that surplus of other men's labor." - Thomas Jefferson

"Do I like to write? Why? About what? Will I give up and say, "Living and feeding a man's insatiable guts and begetting children occupies my whole life. Don't have time to write"?" - Sylvia Plath

"Knowing yourself now requires the understanding that the conscious you occupies only a small room in the mansion of the brain, and that it has little control over the reality constructed for you." - David Eagleman

"Every Englishman believes that Handel now occupies an important position in heaven. If so, le bon Dieu must feel toward him very much as Louis Treize felt toward Richelieu." - George Bernard Shaw

"Any negro who occupies a position that was given to him by the white man, if you analyze his function, his function never enables him to really take a firm, uncompromising, militant stand on problems that confront our people." - Malcolm X

"Politics has been called the art of the possible, and it actually is a realm akin to art insofar as, like art, it occupies a creatively mediating position between spirit and life, the idea and reality." - Thomas Mann

"He then joins her on her side of the bed and they engage in a back-breaking labor of love that occupies them for twenty minutes and leaves them both with a grueling headache." - John Cheever

"True or false, that which is said of men often occupies as important a place in their lives, and above all in their destinies, as that which they do." - Victor Hugo

"Monotheism occupies so large a space in the view of modern minds, that it is scarcely possible to form a just estimate of the preceding phases of the theological philosophy." - Auguste Comte

"When we classify an issue as a 'shield issue' it is usually because we feel that someone else occupies the high ground on that issue. We feel we can't win on that issue and so we adopt a defensive posture." - Preston Manning

"The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis." - Henry Mayhew

"In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy." - Cynthia Mckinney

"My sense is that jurists from other nations around the world understand that our court occupies a very special place in the American system, and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison, perhaps, to their own." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"Indian yellow, banned. Cows were poisoned with mango leaves and the colour was made from their urine. It is the bright yellow in Indian miniatures. Although yellow occupies one-twentieth of the spectrum, it is the brightest colour." - Derek Jarman

"There isn't really anybody who occupies the lens to the extent that Lindsay Lohan does. Something happens when she steps in front of the camera. There is this magnetic energy." - Richard Phillips

"The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and passions; can go from place to place. He can eat, drink, and talk." - Orson Pratt

"The very special place that a language occupies among institutions is undeniable, but there is much more to be said-, a comparison would tend rather to bring out the differences." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them." - Susan Sontag

"In the past, my brain would never stop. Now I'm a father; the world no longer revolves around me. When I'm with Bronx, he's got my complete attention. He's the only thing that occupies my thoughts." - Pete Wentz

"John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many." - Lyndon B Johnson

"In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain, Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England. His glory is more than national - it is universal." - Lytton Strachey

"For an artist to go and play in a country that occupies other people's land and oppresses them, the way Israel does, is plain wrong. They should say no." - Roger Waters

"People should make distinctions between the office of the presidency and the person who occupies it. You can respect the office even as you lose respect for the individual." - David Greenberg

"My sense is that jurists from other nations around the world understand that our court occupies a very special place in the American system, and that the court is rather well regarded in comparison, perhaps, to their own." - Sandra Day Oconnor

"People had tell me the most personal things. People I'd never met before would say thing like "Oh, that was the summer I had an affair with my neighbor." The 1976 heatwave occupies a peculiar place in people's psyches." - Maggie O'Farrell

"I often like to think that our map of the world is wrong, that where we have centered physics, we should actually place literature as the central metaphor that we want to work out from. Because I think literature occupies the same relationship to life that life occupies to death. A book is life with one dimension pulled out of it. And life is something that lacks a dimension which death will give it. I imagine death to be a kind of release into the imagination in the sense that for characters in a book, what we experience is an unimaginable dimension of freedom." - Terence Mckenna

"So often it hurts us that we are not able to focus in our prayers. Remember, the more you focus on Allah outside your salah, the easier it will be to focus on Him inside your salah. What occupies you in salah, is what occupies you outside of salah. Try to fill your mind and heart with Allah as much as you can throughout your day. Talk to Him, make duaa to Him constantly. This will build your personal relationship with Him. Then, going to salah will be like coming home to an old friend." - Yasmin Mogahed

"Yoga philosophy teaches that real man is not his body, but that the immortal I, of which each human being is conscious to some degree according to his mental evolution, is not the body but merely occupies and uses the body as an instrument." - Vishnudevananda Saraswati

"We have depended on government for so much for so long that we as people have become less vigilant of our liberties. As long as the government provides largesse for the majority, the special interest lobbyists will succeed in continuing the redistribution of welfare programs that occupies most of Congress's legislative time." - Ron Paul

"A sleeping man holds in a circle around him the thread of the hours, the order of years and of worlds. He consults them instinctively upon awaking and in one second reads in them the point of the earth that he occupies, the time past until his arousal; but their ranks can be mingled or broken." - Marcel Proust

"A woman who occupies the same realm of thought with man, who can explore with him the depths of science, comprehend the steps of progress through the long past and prophesy those of the momentous future, must ever be surprised and aggravated with his assumptions of leadership and superiority, a superiority she never concedes, an authority she utterly repudiates." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"A river is nearly the ultimate symbol for the very essence of change itself. It flows unceasingly from one point of being to another, yet continuously occupies the same bed or pathway, and accommodates life's endings with the same musical grace with which it accommodates life's beginnings, along with all the muted and explosive moments that surface between the two extremes." - Aberjhani

"The man who occupies the first place in an undemocratic state can give himself any award that takes his fancy, but it does not increase his authority - rather, the contrary. This was something Brezhnev and Chernenko did not understand. In all, Stalin had about as many decorations as, say, Mekhlis, and four or five times fewer than Brezhnev" - Dmitri Volkogonov

"Pi is not merely the ubiquitous factor in high school geometry problems; it is stitched across the whole tapestry of mathematics, not just geometry's little corner of it. Pi occupies a key place in trigonometry too. It is intimately related to e, and to imaginary numbers. Pi even shows up in the mathematics of probability" - Robert Kanigel

"She thinks how much more space a being occupies in life than it does in death; how much illusion of size is contained in gestures and movements, in breathing. Dead, we are revealed in our true dimensions, and they are surprisingly modest." - Michael Cunningham

"The amelioration of the condition of mankind, and the increase of human happiness ought to be the leading objects of every political institution, and the aim of every individual, according to the measure of his power, in the situation he occupies." - James Hamilton

"This war is not as in the past; whoever occupies a territory also imposes on it his own social system. Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. It cannot be otherwise. If now there is not a communist government in Paris, this is only because Russia has no an army which can reach Paris in 1945." - Joseph Stalin

"Man is the result of slow growth; that is why he occupies the position he does in animal life. What does a pup amount to that has gained its growth in a few days or weeks, beside a man who only attains it in as many years." - Alexander Graham Bell

"Among the current discussions, the impact of new and sophisticated methods in the study of the past occupies an important place. The new 'scientific' or 'cliometric' history-born of the marriage contracted between historical problems and advanced statistical analysis, with economic theory as bridesmaid and the computer as best man-has made tremendous advances in the last generation." - Robert Fogel

"There's a paradox in the notion that creativity should be a habit. We think of creativity as a way of keeping everything fresh and new, while habit implies routine and repetition. That paradox intrigues me because it occupies the place where creativity and skill rub up against each other." - Twyla Tharp

"Omit a few of the most abstruse sciences, and mankind's study of man occupies nearly the whole field of literature. The burden of history is what man has been; of law, what he does; of physiology, what he is; of ethics, what he ought to be; of revelation, what he shall be." - George Finlayson

"When it is said that an object occupies a large space in the soul or even that it fills it entirely, we ought to understand by this simply that its image has altered the shade of a thousand perceptions or memories, and that in this sense it pervades them, although it does not itself come into view." - Henri Bergson

"Among the various supplications with which we successfully appeal to the Virgin Mother of God, the Holy Rosary without doubt occupies a special and distinct place. This prayer, which some call the Psalter of the Virgin or Breviary of the Gospel and of Christian life, was described and recommended by Our Predecessor of happy memory, Leo XIII" - Pope Pius XI

"A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind." - William James

"Negativity is the enemy of creativity. For instance if you're filled with depression, you can hardly even get out of bed, let alone feel like creating something. If you are filled with bitter, selfish anger, this occupies the mind and leaves little room for creative ideas." - David Lynch

"The colored woman of to-day occupies, one may say, a unique position in this country. In a period of itself transitional and unsettled, her status seems one of the least ascertainable and definitive of all the forces which make for our civilization. She is confronted by both a woman question and a race problem ..." - Anna Julia Cooper

"Fiordland, a vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island, New Zealand, is one of the most astounding pieces of land anywhere on God's earth, and one's first impulse, standing on a cliff top surveying it all, is simply to burst into spontaneous applause." - Douglas Adams

"That which is now called natural philosophy, embracing the whole circle of science, of which astronomy occupies the chief place, is the study of the works of God, and of the power and wisdom of God in his works, and is the true theology." - Thomas Paine

"Sometimes we work so fast that we don't really understand what's going on in front of the camera. We just kind of sense that, 'Oh my God, it's significant!' and photograph impulsively while trying to get the exposure right. Exposure occupies my mind while intuition frames the images." - Minor White

"When we call a philosopher distinguished, we are not saying that she is worthy and not saying that she is recognized, but we are saying that she occupies the intersection of both - that she is recognized and worthy; even that she is recognized because she's worthy." - Rebecca Goldstein

"I like the way that American has become a kind of spiritual home even for people who have never seen it. American dreams are strongest of all in the hearts of people who have only seen America in their dreams. I think it's refreshing and reviving to go around the world and see how America still occupies this special place." - Pico Iyer

"We would like to participate in manifestations, in Occupies and things like that. We would like to be involved in a march. But we don't actually see the very hard work that goes to build confidence towards those events. And we don't have a shared discussion." - Vijay Prashad

"Productivity-the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy-is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. Output is everything. Time is money. The quest for increased productivity occupies reams of academic literature and haunts the waking hours of C.E.O.s and finance ministers." - Tim Jackson

"In one way or another, it is a common mistake to think transformation is all in the will. And it isn't! It's in the mind - how we think, what occupies our minds, and so forth. It's in our feelings. It's in our body." - Dallas Willard

"For seventeen months I have cried aloud calling you back to your lair. I hurled myself at the hangman's foot. You are my son, changed into nightmare. Confusion occupies the world, and I am powerless to tell somebody brute from something human, or on what day the word spells, Kill!" - Anna Akhmatova

"I am required to award stars to movies I review. This time, I refuse to do it. The star rating system is unsuited to this film. Is the movie good? Is it bad? Does it matter? It is what it is and occupies a world where the stars don't shine." - Roger Ebert

"Mathematics occupies a peculiar position in cultural life today. 'Everybody knows' that it is one of the most basic, and also ancient, types of knowledge; yet it is not part of normal cultural discourse, and few people know much about its historical development, or even that it has a history." - Ivor Grattan-Guinness

"The velocity of light occupies an extraordinary place in modern physics. It is lese-majeste to make any criticism of the velocity of light. It is a sacred cow within a sacred cow, and it is just about the Absolutest Absolute in the history of human thought." - Anthony Standen

"I shall devote only a few lines to the expression of my belief in the importance of science it is by this daily striving after knowledge that man has raised himself to the unique position he occupies on earth, and that his power and well-being have continually increased." - Marie Curie

"The laboring people should unite and should protect themselves against all idlers. You can divide mankind into two classes: the laborers and the idlers, the supporters and the supported, the honest and the dishonest. Every man is dishonest who lives upon the unpaid labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne. All laborers should be brothers." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Freedom is neither a legal invention nor a philosophical conquest, the cherished possession of civilizations more valid than others because they alone have been able to create or preserve it. It is the outcome of an objective relationship between the individual and the space he occupies, between the consumer and the resources at his disposal." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"Productivity - the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy - is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. Output is everything. Time is money. The quest for increased productivity occupies reams of academic literature and haunts the waking hours of C.E.O.s and finance ministers." - Tim Jackson

"We feel bound to be punctual and conscientious with those we are indifferent about; while we can afford at any time, on the frostiest night, to be an hour after our appointment with the single gentleman who occupies an apartment in our heart's core." - Samuel Laman Blanchard

"Some said the original evil was the vacuum caused by the Fairy Queen Lurline leaving us alone here. When goodness removes itself, the space it occupies corrodes and becomes evil and maybe slpits apart and multiplies. So every evil thing is a sign of the absence of deity" - Gregory Maguire

"When something that occupies a giant space in your life comes to an end, then you have to go through a mourning period. I loved 'The Shield.' It was one of the hardest and one of the greatest experiences of my life. But having said that, I'm always thinking about what's next." - Michael Chiklis

"By making pictures, you learn the many different properties of photography. I use those properties differently than, say, an advertising agency would, but we're both operating in the same reality. A face painted by Picasso occupies the same reality as a portrait by Stieglitz." - Sigmar Polke

"PRIMATE, n. The head of a church, especially a State church supported by involuntary contributions. The Primate of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury, an amiable old gentleman, who occupies Lambeth Palace when living and Westminster Abbey when dead. He is commonly dead." - Ambrose Bierce

"All the territorial possessions of all the political establishments in the earth-including America, of course- consist of pilferings from other people's wash. No tribe, howsoever insignificant, and no nation, howsoever mighty occupies a foot of land that was not stolen." - Mark Twain