quote Famous Quotes


Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Variant: The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction. - The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762)
Indira Gandhi
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Remark in election meeting in Nagpur, India 1967
Julius Caesar
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Paraphrase. Quoted by Plutarch in "Plutarch's Lives", translated by W. R. Frazer (published in 1906), p. 203: "Caesar, according to his usual custom, happened to be signing his letters as he lay at table, when the conversation fell upon what was the best form of death. Anticipating all the rest, Caesar exclaimed: 'The unexpected.'"
Henny Youngman
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Take My Wife, Please!: Henny Youngman's Giant Book of Jokes (1999)