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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Leader
Nation: American
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Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.

Tags: History, Nor, Show

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.

Tags: Mad, Night, War

Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.

Tags: Haughty, Humble

All we ask is to be let alone.

Tags: Alone, Ask

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.

Tags: Died, Theory, Written

Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves.

Tags: Themselves, Together, Union

Every one must understand that, whatever be the evil of slavery, it is not increased by its diffusion. Every one familiar with it knows that it is in proportion to its sparseness that it becomes less objectionable. Wherever there is an immediate connexion between the master and slave, whatever there is of harshness in the system is diminished.

Tags: Between, Evil, Understand

It is not differences of opinion; it is geographical lines, rivers, and mountains which divide State from State, and make different nations of mankind.

Tags: Mankind, Opinion, State

It was one of the compromises of the Constitution that the slave property in the Southern States should be recognized as property throughout the United States.

Tags: Property, Slave, United

I guess I don't have much interest in writing straight drama. So whatever subject matter I choose will ultimately be dealt with in a comic way.

Tags: Matter, Whatever, Writing

I really absolutely loved writing my first book.

Tags: Book, Loved, Writing

When I was a newspaper reporter, and later a television writer, I really felt my co-workers became a second family.

Tags: Family, Felt, Second

I think shrinks are interesting to write about because you get to see what the character chooses to reveal, and what behaviors or stances the character tries out on the shrink that might not be part of the character's make-up outside of that room. It's an emotional test-kitchen.

Tags: Character, Emotional, Write
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