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It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself doing it. In England, one feels all the social restraints holding one back. But here, anything can happen.


W. H. Auden


#anything #back #commit #doing #drink

For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality.


Lascelles Abercrombie


#displays #expression #first #individuality #natural

The fate of every democracy, of every government based on the sovereignty of the people, depends on the choices it makes between these opposite principles, absolute power on the one hand, and on the other the restraints of legality and the authority of tradition.


John Acton


#absolute power #authority #based #between #choices

The place where we don't agree is on whether there should be some restraint on insurance companies and whether they should be allowed to run wild. We believe there should be some restraint; some on the other side don't think so.


David Axelrod


#allowed #believe #companies #insurance #insurance companies

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.


Simone de Beauvoir


#capable #either #fear #feeling #heterosexuality

And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint.


Algernon H. Blackwood


#birth #brain #control #dust #emotion

After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do harm to others. But the one under restraint should be cut off from the rest of society as little as possible.


Barbara Deming


#could #cut #harm #little #might

The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power.


James Bovard


#agents #child #child support #daily #daily lives

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.


Edmund Burke


#folly #greatest #liberty #madness #possible

I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.


Russ Feingold


#anyone #attorney #attorney general #care #floor






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