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We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, all the way up from street-car pickpockets to municipal robbers and Government defaulters, and show them how amusing it is to arrest them and try them and then turn them loose -- some for cash and some for political influence. We can make them ashamed of their simple and primitive justice. We can make that little bunch of sleepy islands the hottest corner on earth, and array it in the moral splendor of our high and holy civilization. Annexation is what the poor islanders need. Shall we to men benighted, the lamp of life deny?

My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest.
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with them.
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
To get Peace you must work for Justice.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.
In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her.
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.
The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
If you wish for peace be ready for war.

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