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  1. Machiavelli: A prince should have no other aim or thought but war and its organization and discipline.
  2. Machiavelli: The prince knows it is far safer to be feared than loved.
  3. Churchill: Democracy is the worst form of government except all those others that have been tried.
  4. Greenlandic Proverb: Denying the existence of a ghost will only make it grow bigger.
  5. Machiavelli: Hence it comes that all armed prophets have been victorious and all unarmed prophets have been destroyed.
  6. Mao Zedong: Politics is war without bloodshed, war is politics with bloodshed.
  7. Lenin: Trust is good, control is better.
  8. James Joyce: History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
  9. American Arms Producer: You won't know what hit you before it is too late.
  10. Machiavelli: A prince never lacks legitimate reason to break his promise.
  11. Machiavelli: War is just when it is necessary.
  12. Sun Tzu: Keep your friends close to you, but keep your enemies closer.
  13. Thomas Nielsen, Former Leader of the Confederation of Trade Unions: Ours is one hell of a victory.
  14. Machiavelli: If an injury is to be done to a man, it should be done so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
  15. Bertrand Russell: Much that passes as idealism is disguised love of power.
  16. Matthew 5:44: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
  17. Johannes V Jensen: Danes are doubters because Denmark's history is the story of the downfall of a strong tribe.
  18. Rudyard Kipling: Take up white man's burden the savage wars of peace. Fulfill the mouth of famine and bid the sickness cease.
  19. Churchill: Success is not final; failure is not final. It is the courage to go on that counts.
  20. Shakespeare, Hamlet: To be or not to be. That is the question.
  21. Dante, The Devine Comedy: Halfway on my journey through life I found myself in a dark wood.
  22. Shakespeare, Henry V: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
  23. Churchill: Some men change their party for the sake of their principles, others their principles for the sake of their party.
  24. Michael Witte, 1978: Danish pigs are healthy, they're bursting with penicillin.
  25. Old Saying: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  26. Thomas Jefferson: I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
  27. Abraham Lincoln: You can fool some of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
  28. Buddha: Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back. And choose the path that leads to wisdom.
  29. Soren Kierkegaard: He who dares loses his footing for a time. He who dares not loses himself.
  30. Abraham Lincoln: Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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