“Politics are always a struggle for power, disguised and modified by prudence, reason and moral pretext.”
William Hurrell Mallock
“In case anyone intends to raise a pretext, they are just after seeking pretexts (to refer Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council),”
“She missed him the days when some pretext served to take him away from her, just as one misses the sun on a cloudy day without having thought much about the sun when it was shining.”
“Indonesia is also a democracy that upholds freedom of expression, but such freedom cannot be used as a pretext to insult a religion.”
“The unwarranted accusations by the U.S. against China under the pretext of so-called human rights questions are completely without reason and driven by ulterior motives.”
“China is firmly opposed to Lee Teng-hui carrying out any activities in Japan under any pretext.”
“Tyrants seldom want pretexts.”
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