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Letter "F" » factions
«In countries where associations are free, secret societies are unknown. In America there are factions, but no conspiracies.»
«In the weakness of one kind of authority, and in the fluctuation of all, the officers of an army will remain for some time mutinous and full of faction, until some popular general, who understands the art of conciliating the soldiery, and who possesses the true spirit of command, shall draw the eyes of all men upon himself. Armies will obey him on his personal account. There is no other way of securing military obedience in this state of things.»
Author: Edmund Burke
, military officer
«(Liberty) is indeed little less than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within the limits prescribed by the law, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyme»
«A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.»
«Controversies merely speculative are of small importance in themselves, however they may have sometimes heated a disputant, or provoked a faction»
«Faction seldom leaves a man honest, however it might find him»
«Conflicts and factions, violence and upheavals are caused by the neglect of human values in daily life.»
«Carry the name of God to every door, wake the sleeping with it, purify the atmosphere of the streets, rendered unclean by angry shouts of hate or greed, faction or fight.»
«It is imperative to contest all factions for complete victory, so the army is not garrisoned and the profit can be total. This is the law of strategic siege.»
Author: Sun Tzu
, The Law
, The Siege
«Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.»