„The country is safe, because we have a good intelligence service.“

Speech (September 1974), quoted in La Nación (2006-12-11) "Las frases para el bronce de Pinochet" (The Immortal Sayings of Pinochet) http://www.lanacion.cl/prontus_noticias/site/artic/20061210/pags/20061210221221.html
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„We need intelligence services to fight against terrorism, but they have to respect the principles of good relationships between allies and protect personal, confidential data.“

—  François Hollande 24th President of the French Republic 1954

As quoted in "Exclusive: President François Hollande Talks Syria, Spies and Secrets With TIME" http://time.com/4936/exclusive-france-president-francois-hollande-time/ (5 February 2014), by Catherine Mayer, Time.

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„Because no single person or family has a monopoly over the talent, intelligence, skill, and good intentions for our country“

—  Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969

2015, Speech: Declaration as Vice Presidential Candidate
Context: I believe that every Filipino—rich or poor, young or old, man or woman, educated or not, good-looking or not, pedigreed or not, whether they live in Makati or in the provinces — has the ability, capacity, and right to devote his or her life to serving our country. Because no single person or family has a monopoly over the talent, intelligence, skill, and good intentions for our country.

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„We're going to move a lot of crude (oil) in this country, and we have to learn how to do it very safely.“

—  Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

http://www.investing.com/news/economy-news/buffett:-moving-oil-by-rail-safely-is-a-major-industry-concern-279336 "Buffett: Moving Oil By Rail Safely Is A Major Industry Concern" Investing.com (24 April 2014)
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„Believe it or not, it’s easier for me nowadays to be outside this country than in this country, because when I go outside I’m in hotels with elevators and services of all kinds, and it’s not such a hardship.“

—  Ellen Stewart American theater director and producer 1919 - 2011

Quoted in "Ellen Stewart: Still pushing that pushcart" by Jerry Tallmer, The Villager, (November 1 - 7, 2006) https://web.archive.org/web/20121230033042/http://thevillager.com/villager_183/ellenstewart.html.

„We all know why the Democrats had him there, it’s to obscure the fact that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have failed at keeping this country safe.“

—  Boris Epshteyn 1982

About Khizr Khan’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/us/politics/boris-epshteyn-trump.html?_r=0 (October 13, 2016)

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„We do not retreat. We are not content to stand still. As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

1940s, Third Inaugural Address (1941)
Context: In the face of great perils never before encountered, our strong purpose is to protect and to perpetuate the integrity of democracy. For this we muster the spirit of America, and the faith of America. We do not retreat. We are not content to stand still. As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God.

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„Part of the problem with service in this country is we don't honor it like we once did. There's nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There's everything wrong with making others have to have it... with you.“

—  Neil Cavuto American television presenter 1958

"Why do we tolerate awful people?" http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/neilcavuto/2004/05/29/11852.html, townhall.com, (May 29, 2004).

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„India and Israel are co-operating on security and intelligence matters because we have a common enemy: terrorism.“

—  Shimon Peres Israeli politician, 8th prime minister and 9th president of Israel 1923 - 2016

Rahul Bedi, Israel and India draw Closer, 14 March 2002, http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jir/jir020314_1_n.shtml https://web.archive.org/web/20080212170448/http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jir/jir020314_1_n.shtml

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„We cannot just give [our country] to complete strangers on an impulse because it makes us feel good about ourselves.“

—  Peter Hitchens author, journalist 1951

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„A man is not more entitled to be "received in good society," or at least to wish to be, because he is more intelligent and cultivated. This is one of those sophisms that the vanity of intelligent people picks up in the arsenal of their intelligence to justify their basest inclinations.“

—  Marcel Proust French novelist, critic, and essayist 1871 - 1922

Notes to Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin, translated by Proust (1906); from Marcel Proust: On Reading Ruskin, trans. Jean Autret and William Burford
Context: A man is not more entitled to be "received in good society," or at least to wish to be, because he is more intelligent and cultivated. This is one of those sophisms that the vanity of intelligent people picks up in the arsenal of their intelligence to justify their basest inclinations. In other words, having become more intelligent creates some rights to be less. Very simply, diverse personalities are to be found in the breast of each of us, and often the life of more than one superior man is nothing but the coexistence of a philosopher and a snob. Actually, there are very few philosophers and artists who are absolutely detached from ambition and respect for power, from "people of position." And among those who are more delicate or more sated, snobism replaces ambition and respect for power in the same way superstition arises on the ruins of religious beliefs. Morality gains nothing there. Between a worldly philosopher and a philosopher intimidated by a minister of state, the second is still the more innocent.

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„To defend our country we need to gather intelligence on the enemy but when the intelligence lies to Congress how are we to trust them? The phone records of law abiding citizens are none of their damn business.“

—  Rand Paul American politician, ophthalmologist, and United States Senator from Kentucky 1963

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