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When fascism comes to America, it will come under the guise of anti-fascism.

- Huey Long

State power has its own limits defined by the fact that it is authority that reaches people from outside. State power cannot oversee and dictate the creative states of the soul and mind, the inner states of love, freedom and goodwill. The state cannot demand from its citizens faith, prayer, love, goodness and conviction. It cannot regulate scientific, religious and artistic creation. It should not intervene in moral, family and daily private life, and only when extremely necessary should it impinge on people's economic initiative and creativity.

- Ivan Ilyin

Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty. They will only exchange tyrants and tyrannies.

- John Adams

[When conducting political campaigns] one has to be insincere and promise something which you cannot fulfill. So you either have to be a fool who does not understand what you are promising, or deliberately be lying.

- Vladimir Putin

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

- Søren Kierkegaard

The current efforts of our President, his heroic deeds, will not be fully appreciated any time soon. His mission is to extricate the country, year by year, millimeter by millimeter, from the national, financial, economic and other types of traps we got caught in since 1917.

- Lieutenant General Leonid Petrovich Reshetnikov

In appearance US imperialism is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of; it is a paper tiger.

- Mao Zedong

A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.

- Soren Kierkegaard

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

- Helen Keller

A great illusion of cosmic security thus envelops mankind, one that the "establishment" of Church, State and Academe do nothing to disturb. Persistence in such an illusion will do nothing to alleviate the next Dark Age when it arrives. But it is easily shattered: one simply has to look at the sky.

- Victor Clube