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The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.
Science fiction without the science just becomes, you know, sword and sorcery, basically stories about heroism and not much more.
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
The Bible refers to the Word as 'the sword of the Spirit.' What battles are you not winning if you are not equipped with your sword?
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.
Fame is very much a double-edged sword.
The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
The oil can is mightier than the sword.
In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well.
You hit a certain age and - especially because of TV - the young cooks coming up say, 'You're a sellout, because you're doing something other than what you should be doing.' 'Top Chef' is a double-edged sword for me: There's a whole group of people who will not come to the restaurants because they assume I'm not in them anymore, all I do is TV.
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
It is not surprising that most Pakistanis do not support America's bombardment of Afghanistan. The Afghans are neighbours on the brink of starvation and devastated by war. America has shown itself to be untrustworthy, a superpower that uses its values as a scabbard for its sword.
The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has its own cape, sword and little hat.
Roy Blount, Jr.
First of all, plain and simple, you have no real idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It's a double-edged sword. Obviously there are a lot of amazing things about fame, but there are also a lot of challenging things about it.
So we're living by that sword, and we're going to cut every now and then from it's backlash.
Quentin wanted to create this special world in which everybody walks around with a samurai sword, extras in the airport, a special little place in the airplane to stick your samurai sword.
Giving subsidies is a two-edged sword. Once you give it, it's very hard to take away subsidies. There's a political cost to taking away subsidies.
Social media is a double-edged sword. I've gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.
Mary Harris Jones
The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!
Technology is, of course, a double edged sword. Fire can cook our food but also burn us.
I read H.P. Lovecraft. I also like Sword and Sorcery stuff, Arthurian legend.
While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.
It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I'm hoping it's like riding a bicycle.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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