For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
People say it's a movie about boxing, but... I don't agree at all. I don't think it's a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It's just a stage where this is played out.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
People think I'm trying to make a fashion statement because I never wear a bra. It's really that I'm a tomboy at heart.
I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger.
People should realize women aren't just whores or virgins, I want to see women who are real human beings.
Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment.
There are movies where we are interested in seeing people's lives without agreeing with what they're doing.
Genre aside, I'd like to make a film about people.
There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That's faith for you. There's such a strong spirit here.
Of course, most people remember that I received the first perfect 10 in Olympic gymnastics competition.
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
I only want people around me who can do the impossible.
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
The result is a picture that represents so much of what I want and rarely get from a movie - a couple of hours filled with characters who are as exciting as the people I know in real life.
I design for real people. I think of our customers all the time. There is no virtue whatsoever in creating clothing or accessories that are not practical.
In the forty years of the people's republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries.
There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.
On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.