Do you know where these quotes came from?

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One of the people listed below the given quote actually said that at one point in time. Guess if you have to. Some may be unexpected.

  • 1
    “The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.”
  • 2
    "Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed."
  • 3
    "He that lives upon hope will die fasting."

  • 4
    "Freedom is not worth having if it does include the freedom to make mistakes."
  • 5
    "I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."
  • 6
    "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

  • 7
    "Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country."
  • 8
    "A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward."
  • 9
    "The nine most terrifying words in English are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"
  • 10
    "What luck for rulers that men do not think."

  • 11
    "That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise."
  • 12
    "Death may be the greatest of all human blessings."
  • 13
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
  • 14
    "Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all."
  • 15
    "Anything too stupid to be said is sung."
  • 16
    "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."

  • 17
    "Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison."
  • 18
    "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."
  • 19
    "Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability."
  • 20
    "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead."

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