„You cannot have democratic accountability in anything bigger than a nation state.“

—  Václav Klaus, The Sierra Staff Strikes Back, With Some Help From The SPLC https://archive.is/20120529155704/www.vdare.com/walker/sierra_media_war.htm Czech warns Europe of 'dream world' woes http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/nov/24/20031124-110833-1781r/

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„Never eat anything bigger than your head.“

—  B. Kliban American cartoonist 1935 - 1990
Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head & Other Drawings http://books.google.com/books?id=tUCpngEACAAJ (1976)

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„These aspirations are bigger than anything that drives us apart.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Context: I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. But I also know how much I love America. I know that for more than two centuries, we have strived - at great cost and great sacrifice - to form a more perfect union; to seek, with other nations, a more hopeful world. Our allegiance has never been to any particular tribe or kingdom - indeed, every language is spoken in our country; every culture has left its imprint on ours; every point of view is expressed in our public squares. What has always united us - what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America's shores - is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please. These are the aspirations that joined the fates of all nations in this city. These aspirations are bigger than anything that drives us apart.

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„In totalitarian States citizen have no voice. In democratic countries, however, citizens bear responsibility for the decisions taken by their democratically elected officials. If crimes are committed in their name, it is their responsibility to demand accountability.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order exploring the adverse impacts of military expenditures on the realization of a democratic and equitable international order http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IntOrder/Pages/Reports.aspx.

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„The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Context: The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog; not though in that stage of development he should puff and blow himself till he bursts with windy adulation at the heels of the laureled ox.

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„The civil state of the nations, being merely and essentially civil, cannot (Christianly) be called "Christian states,"“

—  Roger Williams (theologian) English Protestant theologian and founder of the colony of Providence Plantation 1603 - 1684
Context: The civil state of the nations, being merely and essentially civil, cannot (Christianly) be called "Christian states," after the pattern of that holy and typical land of Canaan, which I have proved at large in the Bloudy Tenent to be a nonesuch and an unparalleled figure of the spiritual state of the church of Christ Jesus, dispersed yet gathered to Him in all nations. The civil sword (therefore) cannot (rightfully) act either in restraining the souls of the people from worship, etc., or in constraining them to worship, considering that there is not a tittle in the New Testament of Christ Jesus that commits the forming or reforming of His spouse and church to the civil and worldly powers...

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„You say bigger's better, but bigger's bigger.“

—  Josh Homme American musician 1973
Turnin' on the Screw, Era Vulgaris (2007)