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And if you cannot remain indifferent, you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance in which the fate and condition of man is weighed.
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And so, wherever men's reasonable expectations are not fulfilled, it cannot be known where their fluctuations will end.
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But the Hungarian nation, although taken by surprise, unarmed and unprepared, did not abandon its future prospects in any agony of despair.
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Even in political considerations, now-a-days, you have stronger motives to feel interested in the fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America.
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Every man who is anxious for the preservation of person and property should help the world in obtaining rational freedom: if it be not obtained, mankind will search after other forms of action, totally subversive of all existing social order; and where the excitement will subside, I do not know.
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Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom.
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I am a republican. I have avowed it openly in monarchical but free England; and am happy to state that I have lost nothing by this avowal there.
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I am a straightforward man.
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I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.
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I came not to your glorious shores to enjoy a happy rest - I came not to gather triumphs of personal distinction, but as a humble petitioner, in my country's name, as its freely chosen constitutional leader, to entreat your generous aid.
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I can understand Communism, but not Socialism.
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I consider no man honest who does not observe towards other nations the principles which he desires to be observed towards his own: and therefore I will not interfere in your domestic questions.
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I have always been anxious not to assume any duty for which I might be unsuited.
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I have to thank the People, the Congress, and the Government of the United States for my liberation.
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I must therefore implore your indulgence for a pretty long and plain development of my views concerning that cause which the citizens of New York, and you particularly, gentlemen, honour with generous interest.
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I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
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If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics.
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In exile, I have tried to profit by the past and prepare for the future.
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In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries, according to their circumstances, their wishes, their wants. England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
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It is a beautiful word of Montesquieu, that republics are to be founded on virtue.
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It is chiefly in New York that I feel induced to urge this, because New York is, by innumerable ties, connected with Europe - more connected than several parts of Europe itself.
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Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever.
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My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
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Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
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Now since France has three times in sixty years failed to obtain practical results from Political revolutions, all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social doctrine to regulate the future.
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Now that I am a deputy, I will cease to be an agitator.
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The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery.
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The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
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The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at destroying the independence of Hungary as a state, has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.
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The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble.
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The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
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The time draws near, when a radical change must take place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
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The unspoken word never does harm.
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There is another difference; you declared your independence of the English crown when it was yet very doubtful whether you would be successful.
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Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned, but the names submitted by the president of the council, at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.
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Yet my humble capacity has not preserved me from calumnies.
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You must be a power on earth, and must therefore accept all the consequences of this position.
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Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity.
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