“ABDICATION, n. An act whereby a sovereign attests his sense of the high temperature of the throne.
Poor Isabella's Dead, whose abdication Set all tongues wagging in the Spanish nation. For that performance 'twere unfair to scold her: She wisely left a throne too hot to hold her. To History she'll be no royal riddle -- Merely a plain parched pea that jumped the griddle. --G.J.”
“I used all of my acting skills. At one point I let them think I had a poor hand. I knew if they smelled weakness, they would try to bluff me and I had "the nuts." The guys put all their chips in when I had the superior hand. Their egos got the best of them. It serves them right to get beaten by a woman.”
“Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state.”