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Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
Louis D. Brandeis
Endurance is patience concentrated.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not healthy.
What is art? Nature concentrated.
Honore de Balzac
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history.
As his team prepares, a coach's entire being must be concentrated on winning games.
A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example.
More people should read books. It's the most concentrated experience you can have.
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency.
Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many.
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
The EU should be concentrated on adapting to globalisation and global competitiveness, not building more powerful centralised institutions in Brussels.
The real essence of work is concentrated energy.
Me, I've concentrated on music pretty much to the exclusion of other things.
The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.
The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before.
Gun-related violence and murders are concentrated among blacks and Latinos in big cities.
Today we have a health insurance industry where the first and foremost goal is to maximize profits for shareholders and CEOs, not to cover patients who have fallen ill or to compensate doctors and hospitals for their services. It is an industry that is increasingly concentrated and where Americans are paying more to receive less.
For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.
I write short stories when a little idea occurs to me, that I know isn't a part of a novel that will stand by itself and should be concentrated.
I suppose I had these concerns but I really felt that I had to keep my scope very, very concentrated.
In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience.
Broadcasting began, essentially, in the hands of very, very few players - actually two - and when television came along, there were two networks, then three. Rules began to get formulated that essentially protected that concentrated group.
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