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    A country should be defended not by arms, but by ethical behavior.

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    A democrat should not rely upon the force of the arms his state could flaunt in the face of the world, but on the moral force his state could put at the disposal of the world.

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    Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.

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    A family of ten children will be always called a fine family, where there are heads and arms and legs enough for the number.

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    Alec slid his hand from Jace's arm to his shoulder. Magnus cleared his throat. Alec dropped his hand. Simon grinned into his undrunk coffee.

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    After assembly complete, when we have a larger crew on orbit, a more complex vehicle, more laboratories and more robot arms, maybe we'll have room for specialists. But right now we don't.

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    A library should be like a pair of open arms.

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    A drainless shower Of light is poesy: 'tis the supreme of power; 'Tis might half slumbering on its own right arm.

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    A good woman's arms round a man's neck is a lifebelt thrown out to him from heaven.

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    Allied supplies of arms to Russia, and the manpower reserves of Russia have been sufficient to bring continuous counter-attacks against our Eastern Front

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    A lot of men are impotent and it's very sad. How many of you are impotent? I see. Can't get your arms up either?

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    A lot of modern comedies are difficult to watch too, because they're so ironic and so detached and so quote-unquote clever. They kind of keep you at arm's length. They can be really funny, but they're not really nourishing.

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    Al-Qa'ida does not follow a traditional command structure, wear uniforms, carry its arms openly, or mass its troops at the borders of the nations it attacks. Nonetheless, it possesses the demonstrated capability to strike with little notice and cause significant civilian or military casualties.

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    A man lies upon the floor, spreads his arms, and transforms himself into a ship of a thousand sails.

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    Almost said 'theater'! But I know the blacks don't go! Unless it's that My Arms Are Too Short To Box With God production. Or The Wiz.

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    Always a good clue when you see a quarterback's arm go forward and forward and the hand empty, it's an incomplete pass.

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    A man. A dead man. A dead man with no arms.

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    A man is a fool who leans on the arm of flesh when he can be supported by the arm of Omnipotence.

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    A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince

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    Americans are cool, if you show just a chink of vulnerability, they respond so much. They'll pat you on the arm and say, 'Hey kid, you're all right'. Brits will respond but they are much more cynical.

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    A missing arm might ruin your symmetry. Personal asymmetry where I come from is a big taboo and brings great shame on the family and sometimes even the whole village." "Do you then have to kill yourself over it or something?" "Goodness me, no! The family and village just have to learn to be ashamed--and nuts to them for being so oversensitive.

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    A monarch should be ever intent on conquest, lest his neighbours rise in arms against him.

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    Among other causes of misfortune which your not being armed brings upon you, it makes you despised.

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    And for an instant, I fantasized about wrapping my arms around her right then and there.

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    And in England there has always been something deeply pro-Arab, of course, not among all Englishmen, and anti-Israeli, in the establishment. They abstained in the 1947 UN partition resolution... They maintained an arms embargo against us in the 1950s... They always worked against us. They think the Arabs are the underdogs.

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    And on her lover's arm she leant, And round her waist she felt it fold, And far across the hills they went In that new world which is the old.

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    And then she frowned, and shook her head, then put her arms around him once more, pressing her face into his shoulder, making a noise that sounded almost like rage. 'What's up?' he asked. 'Nothing. Oh, nothing. Just...' She looked up at him. 'I thought I'd finally got rid of you.' 'I don't think you can.' he said

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    And then you're going to have a president whose business empire depends on sort of delivering certain policies. For example, one thing that was quoted in the Newsweek report - that his [Donald Trump] pushing policies of nuclear arms for South Korea would actually improve his business network.

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    And with his arms crossed he looks pityingly down from his spiritual height on everything that anyone says.

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    An extreme rigor is sure to arm everything against it.

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    Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.

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    Anger and humour are like the left and right arm. They complement each other.

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    Anyone who expects a person to change something as private and personal as who they hold in their arms at night needs to change their own judgmental attitude.

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    Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am, Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary, Looks down, is erect, or bends an arm on an impalpable certain rest, Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next, Both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it.

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    Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

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    Are we fighting?" I asked Morelli. "No. Were discussing." "Are you sure?" "Am I yelling?" Morelli asked. "Is my face purple? Are the cords on my neck standing out? Am I waving my arms around?" "No." "The were not fighting.

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    Arms are instruments of ill omen, not the instruments of the gentleman. When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish.

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    Arms control is by definition a rejection of disarmament.

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    Arms on armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding wheels Of brazen chariots rag'd: dire was the noise Of conflict.

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    Arms are my ornaments, warfare my repose.

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    Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.

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    Arm yourself with as many options as possible before making your next move.

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    Americans have long felt that NATO isn't doing its job and that the Europeans aren't contributing enough. Trump has accelerated the decline in Atlantic solidarity by offering open contempt for NATO allies as well. The future of NATO now very much depends on Europeans. Can you begin to identify security threats, prepare yourselves and arm yourselves without the US?

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    America's strength has made it a sort of Gulliver in world affairs: By wiggling its toes it can, often inadvertently, break the arm of a Lilliputian.

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    A moment passed, perhaps half a second when their faces said what they felt, and then Emma was smiling, laughing, her arms around his neck.

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    An angel once found a demon broken and nearly dead. The angel held out his arm to help the demond. The demond looked at the angel and asked 'Why would you save an evil demond like me?' The angel answered, 'Because without you there is no me.

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    And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more?

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    And it will always happen that he who is not your friend will request your neutrality and he who is your friend will ask you to declare yourself by taking up arms. And irresolute princes, in order to avoid present dangers, follow the neutral road most of the time, and most of the time they are ruined.

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    And terrorists who seek to harm our citizens will feel the long arm of American justice.

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    A revolution is bloody. Revolution is hostile. Revolution knows no compromise. Revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you, sitting around here like a knot on the wall, saying, “I’m going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me.” No, you need a revolution. Whoever heard of a revolution where they lock arms, as Reverend Cleage was pointing out beautifully, singing “We Shall Overcome”? Just tell me. You don’t do that in a revolution. You don’t do any singing; you’re too busy swinging.