Alliance, n.: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third.
My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific. (who apparently forgot about a […]
Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states.
Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship, with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by adding weak links to it. A great power like the United States gains no advantage and it loses prestige by offering, indeed peddling, its alliances to all and sundry. An alliance should be hard diplomatic currency, valuable and hard to get, and not […]
Every new and successful example, therefore, of a perfect separation between the ecclesiastical and civil matters, is of importance; and I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together… I […]
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.
Kingcraft and priest have fell out so often, that ’tis a wonder this grand and ancient alliance is not broken off forever. Happy for mankind will it be when such a separation will take place.