An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





We all have the republican spirit in our veins, like syphilis in our bones. We are democratized and venerealized.


Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867, French poet)


A Republican by principle and devotion, I will, until my death, oppose all Royalists and all enemies of my Government and the Republic.


Jean Baptiste Bernadotte (1804-?, King of Sweden and Norway, one of Napoleon Bonaparte's marshalls)


The king-times are fast finishing. There will be blood shed like water, and tears like mist; but the peoples will conquer in the end. I shall not live to see it, but I foresee it.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


People think they have taken quite an extraordinarily bold step forward when they have rid themselves of belief in hereditary monarchy and swear by the democratic republic. In reality, however, the state is nothing but a machine for the oppression of one class by another, and indeed in the democratic republic no less than in the monarchy.


Friedrich Engels (1820-1895, German social philosopher)


The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


The republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.


Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872, Italian patriot, writer)


The Republican form of government is the highest form of government; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature -- a type nowhere at present existing.


Herbert Spencer (1820-1903, British philosopher)


Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritances and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.


Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859, French social philosopher)


Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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